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NQ dive company pleads guilty to safety breach after death of inexperienced diver

Industry: Tourism

A north Queensland dive company has pleaded guilty to breaching its duty under the Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011 following the death of a U.K. tourist during an introductory scuba dive near Hayman Island two years ago.


Government wins appeal to increase fine for work safety breach

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has successfully appealed what it argued was an inadequate fine imposed on a company over the death of a worker removing gas struts in 2013.


New smoke alarm laws now apply in Queensland

22 Mar 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

New and substantially renovated homes are now required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways where bedrooms are connected, and on each and every level of the residence. This applies to homes where building applications were lodged after 1 January 2017.


Government backs Mates in Construction

Industry: Construction

Looking to reduce a tragically high suicide rate in construction, the Palaszczuk Government has funded Mates in Construction over the next 18-months to continue and expand its positive program.

Date issued: 10 Mar 2017


WorkCover Update March 2017

13 Mar 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

In this edition: WorkCover Queensland celebrates 20th anniversary; Become a safety leader in 2017; Ensure your contact details are up to date; Making it fair for all; Learning the art of office ergonomics; North Queensland Return to Work Conference; Prevent the most common workplace injuries; New app features to support injured workers; News for medical and allied health providers.


eSAFE - February 2017

In this edition: Recreational diving and snorkelling code of practice to be updated; GHS is now underway in Queensland; Are you going to BeUpstanding in 2017?; Safety Leadership at Work; Call on safety advocates to visit your workplace; What is a confined space?; Beware overhead powerlines can be fatal; and much more.


Milestone workplace prosecution in Queensland continues

Industry: Construction

Two family-owned businesses and their respective directors have been committed to stand trial following a Workplace Health and Safety Queensland investigation into the death of a 62-year-old roofer.


Recreational diving and snorkelling code of practice to be updated

Industry: Tourism

Queensland’s recreational diving and snorkelling code of practice will be updated by July, Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced following a Reef Safety Roundtable in Cairns yesterday.

Date issued: 23 Feb 2017

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