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  • Media release

    Ardent Leisure Limited fined $3.6m over Dreamworld fatalities

    After pleading guilty, Ardent Leisure Limited has been sentenced in the Southport Magistrates Court in relation to Thunder River Rapids Ride tragedy at Dreamworld on 25 October 2016, where four people lost their lives.

  • News article

    Outstanding primary school artwork featured in 2021 Farm Safety calendar

    The creative works of a dozen Queensland primary school students from Prep through to Grade 6 will appear in the 2021 Farm Safety calendar following a competition run by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

  • Media release

    $800,000 fine over workplace burns fatality in Yatala

    Yatala based Oil Tech International Pty Ltd was recently fined $800,000 over a workplace incident in which a man was burnt to death.

  • Media release

    $40,000 fine over workplace amputation in Crestmead

    A sheet metal fabrication business and a company director have both appeared before Beenleigh Magistrates Court this week over a workplace incident in which a young work experience student had the tip of his finger amputated.

  • Media release

    ESO warns rogues in electricity industry – no licence, no work!

    Following successful court action recently, the Electrical Safety Office is warning rogue operators against contracting for and performing electrical work without appropriate licences.

  • Media release

    Blitz on unlicensed electrical work and bogus advertising

    The Queensland Government is stepping up its blitz on unlicensed operators advertising through online marketplaces like AirTasker to do home electrical tasks illegally.

  • Media release

    Electricity Safety Week begins

    Electricity Safety Week (7-11 September) is Queensland’s annual reminder that while electricity helps power up our everyday lives, it can also be deadly.

  • Media release

    Builder fined $50,000 after worker falls from height

    A Queensland builder has been fined $50,000 over an incident in which a worker sustained multiple rib fractures and a fractured wrist after falling from a makeshift work platform.

  • News article

    Charges laid in Dreamworld referral

    The independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor, Mr Aaron Guilfoyle, has laid charges against Ardent Leisure Limited regarding the tragic incident at Dreamworld in October 2016 where four people lost their lives on the Thunder River Rapids Ride.

  • News article

    Centacare Community Services hazardous manual tasks risk

    Centacare Community Services (Centacare) provides a variety of support to disability and aged care clients, employing over 1,900 employees who provide support to 7,800 clients in over 200 locations across South East Queensland. These services range from assistance with community participation, in-home support and respite care.

  • Media release

    Queensland Government cracks down on unlicensed electrical work

    Unlicensed electrical work is extremely dangerous and illegal and the Queensland Government will actively pursue all available options to bring offenders to justice.

  • News article

    Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July

    If you employ workers in Queensland, it’s time to start preparing to renew your WorkCover Queensland accident insurance policy.