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  • Media release

    People at Work tool launched across Australia

    Australia’s only validated psychosocial risk assessment tool, People at Work, is up and running on a new free, digital platform.

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    Company and director both fined for putting public at risk

    A flooring business has been fined $35,000 and its director given a 12-month court ordered undertaking after it was found the company had failed to follow its own Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for a building project, putting public health at risk.

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    Roofing product manufacturer fined $135,000 after death of innocent bystander

    At a recent hearing in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court, a roof product manufacturing company was fined for its part in an incident which saw a man killed almost two years ago.

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    Court imposes $30,000 fine for dodgy electrical work and no licence

    At a recent hearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court, Daniel William Dawes was convicted and fined for multiple offences under the Electrical Safety Act 2002 and the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013.

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    Toowoomba Second Range Crossing contractor fined $40,000

    At a recent hearing in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court, a contractor on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing was fined $40,000 for failing to comply with its health and safety duty exposing workers and others to a risk of serious injury or death.

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    Construction sites urged not to jam the brake ahead of summer shutdown

    With the festive season fast approaching, construction sites across the state are gearing up for their end of year shutdown.

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    Disaster clean-up company fined over asbestos dangers

    A Gold Coast company specialising in disaster clean-up and repair has been fined $6,000 for three offences around working with asbestos, including the removal of more than 10m2 of asbestos containing material (ACM) without holding an asbestos removal licence or authorisation.

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    Have a care for traffic controllers during holiday rush

    The Queensland Government is urging drivers to slow down at roadworks and for bosses to protect their traffic control workers as we head into the festive season and annual getaways.

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    Court upholds conviction for workplace electric shock

    A Townsville based outdoor advertising company has had its appeal against conviction over a worker who suffered an electric shock dismissed in the Brisbane District Court.

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    Demolition company fined $6,000

    At a hearing in the Redcliffe Magistrates Court, a local demolitions company has been fined $6,000 for failing in its duty to ensure the health and safety of its employees while they were at work.

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    Contravention of a non-disturbance notice and unlawful asbestos removal costs company $7,000 in fines

    At a recent hearing in the Southport Magistrates Court, a local business was fined a total of $7,000 for failing to comply with a non-disturbance notice without reasonable excuse and directing or allowing a worker to remove over 10m2 of asbestos containing material when it didn’t not hold an appropriate licence.

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    NQ company fined $150,000 after worker crushed to death

    At a recent hearing in the Cairns Magistrates Court, a North Queensland diesel mechanical repair and sugar cane harvesting business was fined $150,000 following an incident in 2017 when a worker was crushed to death trying to fix a cane haul-out vehicle.