In May 2018, a dogger received serious crush injuries while working on a truck mounted crane. He was packing up the chains of the 60 tonne mobile crane when it slewed, trapping him between the counterweights and a toolbox mounted on the truck. Investigations are continuing.
From 1 July, new requirements commence for Queensland electrical contractor licences, including additional training for qualified technical persons (QTP) and qualified business persons (QBP).
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of collapse of self-supporting signs, and to raise awareness of the need to properly design, maintain and inspect sign structures.
Date issued: 19 Jun 2018
A Darling Downs transport company was recently fined $60,000 in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
The finalised rates for WorkCover Queensland’s industry classifications (WIC) for 2018–2019 have now been published in the Queensland Government Gazette dated xx June 2018.
With the rollout of smart meters in Queensland households and businesses underway, the Electrical Safety Office is reminding electrical contractors of the safe work standards they’re expected and obliged to maintain during the installation of these devices.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017