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Restricted electrical work licence 16 Nov 2017

Restricted electrical work licence holders can only do electrical work within the endorsement, scope of work and National Restricted Electrical Licence units listed on the licence. Read more...

Improving quad bike safety: have your say 15 Nov 2017

Quad bikes have been responsible for 114 deaths in Australia from 2011 to October 2017. Seventeen of these deaths were children under the age of 16.

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Worker killed on cane rail siding 14 Nov 2017

In October 2017, a driver’s assistant was struck and killed by rolling stock on a cane rail siding. She left the locomotive to activate points during a shunting sequence, allowing the train to leave the main track and enter the middle loop. She then gave instruction for the train to push empty cane bins into the middle loop. Read more...

Worker’s skull fractured by tree branch 14 Nov 2017

In October 2017, a tree lopper was hit by a branch cut by another worker in an elevating work platform approximately 8-10 metres above him. The worker was wearing a helmet and was struck in the head, fracturing his skull. He was admitted to hospital in a serious condition. Read more...

Dealing with stress as festive season nears 14 Nov 2017

Charity MATES in Construction gives some useful advice for workers who may find themselves in a stressful situation in the lead up or during the Christmas/New Year period.

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Update to upper limb surgery guidelines 13 Nov 2017

WorkCover Queensland has updated guidelines for medical providers to use for upper limb surgery billing and requests.

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Serious spine injury for farm worker in 4WD rollover 13 Nov 2017

A worker sustained a serious spinal injury in October 2017 while travelling as a passenger in a troop carrier on a fruit and vegetable farm. The worker was in the back of the four wheel drive which rolled over after the driver lost control.. Read more...

Two workers seriously burned after contact with high-voltage powerlines 10 Nov 2017

In October 2017 two workers on a rural property in the Western Downs region of Queensland received serious burns from an electric shock. The workers were relocating a grain auger when it came into contact with a 12.7kV single wire earth return (SWER) overhead powerline. Read more...

Multiple reckless conduct charges laid for 2016 Eagle Farm deaths 10 Nov 2017

Nine complaints and summonses have been issued to four people and one business for their alleged involvement in the deaths of two workers at Eagle Farm Racecourse on 6 October 2016.

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Independent medical examinations (IME) panel tender now open 08 Nov 2017

The independent medical examinations (IME) panel tender is now open, and accessible on the QTenders website.

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29 June 2015

Register now for Safety Leadership Challenge Mid-Point Event

Attend an after-work event on 20 November 2017 on the progress of the Safety Leadership Challenge. Hear directly from the leaders involved around their challenges and solution.

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Register now for Safety Leadership Challenge Mid-Point Event

There's nothing like getting back for getting better

Workers who get back to safe work as soon as possible recover more quickly than those who wait until they are fully recovered.

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There's nothing like getting back for getting better