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Worker crushed by slewing crane

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.

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New eligibility requirements for electrical contractor licences

19 Jun 2018 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

From 1 July, new requirements commence for Queensland electrical contractor licences, including additional training for qualified technical persons (QTP) and qualified business persons (QBP).

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Sign collapse

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

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Toowoomba transport company fined $60,000 for depot disaster

A Darling Downs transport company was recently fined $60,000 in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

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Allied health table of costs update 2018

18 Jun 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland has reviewed and updated the allied health table of costs for 2018. The changes take effect from 1 July 2018.

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2018–2019 WorkCover Queensland industry classifications released

15 Jun 2018 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

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.

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Asbestos and electrical safety a must in smart meter installations

14 Jun 2018 | Electrical Safety Office

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.

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WorkCover Update June 2018

13 Jun 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

In this edition: Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July; Motivated tradie beats the odds; Five tips to support the return to work process.

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