Looking after Queenslanders injured on the job, plus their rehabilitation and safe return to work, are priorities for not only workers and employers, but the Government.
Date issued: 18 Jul 2017
Prompted by nine serious electrical incidents in the past 12 months, two new electrical safety on the spot fines have been introduced to make sure employers take steps to keep workers safe around powerlines.
Two new electrical safety on the spot fines were introduced on 30 June to make sure employers put measures into place to keep workers safe while working around powerlines, following nine serious electrical incidents in the past 12 months.
The Australian Standard AS/NZS3000 is being updated and will be released later this year. To help you prepare, here’s the first of a few summaries we’ll send you about the most important changes to requirements.
Before you remove switchboard panels it is important to carry out a risk assessment. If you identify any hazards you must put control measures in place to address the risk of electric shock, explosion or fire.
Standards Australia have released a new draft standard for installation of battery energy systems (BESS), DR AS/NZS 5139:2017 Electrical installations—Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment.
WorkCover Queensland is partnering with researchers at Monash University to design and test an evidence-based approach to identifying and supporting injured workers who are at risk of poor return to work outcomes and/or pursuing common law against their employer.
Your accident insurance policy—which covers your business for the cost of any work-related injuries—is due for renewal. To ensure you are covered for another year, you need to declare your wages information by 31 August 2017 so we can calculate your premium.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017