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Topics: Return to work

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


New on the spot fines for safety breaches around powerlines

18 Jul 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

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.


Keep workers and equipment safely away from powerlines

10 Jul 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

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 wiring rules are changing

07 Jul 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

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.


Understand the risks when working with switchboards

07 Jul 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

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.


Have your say on new standard for installing battery energy storage systems

07 Jul 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

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 partners with Monash University to uncover high risk claim insights

06 Jul 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

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.


It’s time to renew your WorkCover accident insurance policy

01 Jul 2017 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

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.

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