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Information about work health and safety and electrical licensing, registration and training.
Learn about the Acts, Regulations and codes of practice we are responsible for and find information on workplace inspections and prosecutions.
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A Brisbane company has been fined more than $70,000 for separate charges after a worker’s leg was impaled and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors had been blocked from entering its worksite.
MATES in Construction targets suicide prevention in the construction, energy and mining industries – and the not for profit organisation’s efforts have been recognised by the World Health Organisation.
The importance of training and supervision was highlighted recently when a SEQ flooring company was fined $50,000 over an incident in which a young labourer suffered serious injuries when his hand became caught in a portable mixer.
An outrigger on a mobile concrete placing boom failed when it sheared at the leg box. Nobody was injured as a result of the incident, but the potential for tragic consequences was very real.
If you need to replace your general construction induction training (GCIT) card (previously known as a white card), you will need to contact the registered training organisation (RTO) that issued your original card. Remember you’ll need a new card if you haven’t carried out construction work in the last two years.
There have been numerous incidents at Queensland workplaces this year involving cranes and lifting equipment that had the potential to cause serious injury to workers.
It has been reported to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland that a number of general construction induction training (GCIT) cards were stolen from a locked storage area at the premises of a registered training organisation.
The Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte Joint Venture (FHSWJV) is delivering the Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway.
A Far North Queensland air conditioning and refrigeration company has used the downtime of the COVID pandemic to improve its workplace health and safety and ensure workers are taking a stronger, more vocal interest in workplace improvements.
Although two failures of lifting clutches thankfully didn’t injure anyone, they caused extensive damage and the potential for injury was very high.
A Brisbane builder has been fined $65,000 over a work incident in which a worker was run over by a front-end loader.