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Young worker injured by lifting hook

In April 2020, a young worker was injured after being struck by a lifting chain hook while helping a colleague move equipment. They were using a crane in a storage yard.

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Restructuring your electrical contracting business

22 Jun 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

If you’ve held your electrical contractor licence as an individual or partnership and have restructured your business as a company, you may need a new electrical contractor licence in the name of the company.

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Worker seriously crushed by frontend loader

In April 2020, a man suffered serious injuries after being crushed by a frontend loader. Initial enquiries found the operator got out of the cabin to untie a hay bale when the vehicle started rolling down a slope. It appears the operator was attempting to re-enter the cabin when he was trapped between the moving plant and a gate post.

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Electrical contractor guide for a safe system of work

08 Jun 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

We’ve released our new Electrical contractor guide - Developing a safe system of work for electrical work. This guide will assist electrical contractors, qualified technical persons and qualified business owners to develop a safe system of work for their business.

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Financial and employment help, online training and support

04 Jun 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

We know it’s a difficult time and you’ve got a lot on your mind. It’s hard to not worry about providing for your family, how to keep your business running and keep your licences and how to pay for it.

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eSAFE Rural - May 2020

In this edition: Farm safety calendar has lessons for all; Working safely with pesticides; Seasonal workers and harvest season; COVID-19 horticulture guide; Fencing contractor fined $25,000; Health and wellbeing tips for challenging working times; and more...

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Brisbane contractor fined $85,000 for not protecting workers against electric shock

26 May 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

A Brisbane construction company has been fined $85,000 for failing to ensure a work site in Lutwyche was electrically safe.

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Phone scam alert

22 May 2020 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

We have received a number of reports from members of the public who have been contacted by a person purporting to be from WorkCover and asking they contact him about the claim they have lodged with WorkCover.

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