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  • Media release

    Electrician prosecuted for unsafe electrical work in ceiling spaces

    A former qualified electrician, who operated as a sole trader, has been fined $40,000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to three charges relating to failing to comply with an electrical safety duty.

  • Media release

    Scaffolding interference results in $8000 fine for roofer

    A roofer has been fined $8000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court, after failing to take reasonable care on a construction site, exposing other workers to a risk of death or serious injury.

  • Media release

    Queensland’s 2023 Work Well Awards finalists announced

    A total of 111 entries were received by the Office of Industrial Relations for the 2023 Work Well Awards, celebrating organisations and individuals striving to achieve the highest health and safety and return to work standards at their workplaces.

  • News article

    Joint initiative aims to reduce plumbers’ risk of injury

    WorkCover Queensland is investing in the construction industry’s injury risk reduction, with its recent collaboration with Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ).

  • News article

    High Court clears employer of vicarious liability in unusual workplace incident

    WorkCover Queensland Senior Lawyer, Tim Loos, sits down with Chris Murphy, Special Counsel at Cooper Grace Ward, to discuss the details of the case of CCIG Investments Pty Ltd v Schokman [2023] and to examine vicarious liability and its relevance for employers.

  • Media release

    Unlicensed electrical apprentice fined $45,000 for illegal, dangerous work

    An unlicensed electrical apprentice has been fined $45,000 in the Richlands Magistrates Court for non-compliant and unsafe electrical work in South East Queensland between November and December 2020.

  • News article

    John's story

    Making the roads safer is Senior Constable John Kenworthy’s passion. Sadly, it was while on duty keeping others safe on the roads that his own life would change.

  • News article

    Asbestos compliance to be audited across Queensland

    Starting in September, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors will begin auditing businesses operating from buildings likely to contain asbestos.

  • News article

    Queensland gets ready to Work Well

    A digital futurist, human communications expert and the Royal Australian Navy’s first female pilot are headlining this year’s program at the Work Well Conference 2023.

  • Media release

    Calling all sparkies - connect with us for Electrical Safety Week

    Kickstart your September with Electrical Safety Week 2023 a series of events for electrical industry leaders, workers, contractors and apprentices.

  • Media release

    Rocklea tyre recycling business second conviction following $650,000 fine

    A Rocklea tyre recycling business which pleaded guilty and was fined $650,000 in the Brisbane District Court in June, has again been convicted without further fines when the matter for a 2020 workplace incident returned to the Brisbane Magistrates Court recently.

  • News article

    WorkCover Queensland invests in the safety of forklift users

    With over 700 forklift-related injuries per year in Queensland, WorkCover is demonstrating its commitment to safety with the Harmful Equipment (Forklifts) Injury Risk Reduction Initiative.