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