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Current campaigns

Recreation – Amusement devices

Audits of amusement devices at agricultural shows, small and large festivals, corporate functions, schools.

Targeted areas: Statewide. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) will contact businesses that will be inspected.

What can my business do to prepare?

Ensure adequate and up-to-date documentation is kept and safe rider restraint systems, electrical safety, adequate crowd control systems, and safe operational procedures are in place.

Recreation - Theme parks

A compressive audit of the major theme parks in Queensland.

Targeted areas: Statewide. WHSQ will contact businesses that will be audited.

What can I do to prepare my business for the audit?

All businesses have been provided with the audit tool and a list of documents that inspectors and advisors will need access to.

Recreation – Petting zoos

Audits of petting zoos and other businesses that provide members of the public with animal contact opportunities, including those located at agricultural shows, festivals, fetes, zoos and wildlife sanctuaries.

Targeted areas: Statewide. WHSQ will contact businesses that will be inspected.

What can my business do to prepare?

To prepare ensure that safe systems of work are implemented to manage infection risks to workers and visitors from contact with animals, including the provision of adequate hand hygiene facilities and information.

Retail/wholesale – Hazardous chemicals in the water treatment industry

Selected workplaces with chlorine gas or bulk quantities of oxidisers and corrosives associated with the water treatment industry will be inspected to assess hazard identification and risk management associated with the use, storage and handling of water treatment industry-related hazardous chemicals. Some pool chemical retailers will also be inspected to assess their safe management of hazardous chemicals.

Targeted areas: Statewide. WHSQ will contact businesses that will be inspected.

Past campaigns

Cultural and recreational services

Health and community services

Manufacturing

Parks and gardens

Personal and other services

Last updated
13 November 2018

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