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Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July

05 May 2020 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

If you employ workers in Queensland, it’s time to start preparing to renew your WorkCover Queensland accident insurance policy.

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Fibreglass ladder failure

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the potential for degradation of fibreglass ladders that can lead to a structural failure.

Date issued: 01 May 2020

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eSAFE - April 2020

In this edition: Safe Work and Return to Work Awards 2020 cancelled, Regulatory approach to Australian WHS legislation for COVID-19, Vehicle loading crane compliance campaign, Farm safety calendar competition opens for Queensland school kids, Workplace psychological health considerations during COVID-19, and much more.

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Choose the right safety switch for the job

29 Apr 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

Electrical contractors are responsible for selecting and installing a suitable safety switch for the equipment connected to the circuit.

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Unsafe electrical work leads to $30,000 fine

An electrical contractor has been fined $30,000 for unsafe electrical practices after a recent hearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

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Electrical licensing disciplinary action

27 Apr 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

In February and March 2020, the Electrical Licensing Committee took disciplinary action against five licence holders.

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Dangers of not effectively immobilising vehicles

In February 20120, a man was crushed to death while doing mechanical repairs on a truck. Initial enquiries indicate he was under the truck when it inadvertently rolled forward and fell off a hydraulic bottle jack, fatally striking him.

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ESO warns unlicensed electrical work is potentially lethal

15 Apr 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

With household budgets squeezed at the moment, Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office is reminding everyone not to take risky and illegal shortcuts with home electrical jobs.

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