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Caboolture crane company cops heavy fine after failing to follow manufacturer’s instruction

Industry: Construction

A Caboolture crane company was fined $45,000 in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court after a workplace incident involving the erection of a crane in 2016.


Work safely with asbestos in switchboards during flood clean up

15 Feb 2019 | Electrical Safety Office

If you’re working on switchboard panels and meter boards during flood clean-up, remember they may contain asbestos if they were constructed or imported before 2004.


Documented testing procedures and test reports

14 Feb 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

The Electrical Licensing Committee reminds contractors to ensure electrical work is inspected and tested correctly. In recent disciplinary hearings, the committee found there were no formalised testing procedures or documented test records.


Search for best practice return to work and vocational support for silicosis lung disease sufferers

14 Feb 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland and the Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) are conducting a search for researchers specialising in silicosis lung disease, to help identify the most effective return to work and vocational rehabilitation support practices for workers with this condition.


New Zealand triple tragedies prompt quad bike safety reminder

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has urged Queenslanders to heed quad bike safety warnings following recent vehicle rollovers in New Zealand, where three people lost their lives and two others were seriously hurt.


Electrical apprentices must be supervised during flood recovery work

13 Feb 2019 | Electrical Safety Office

During flood recovery activity in North Queensland, Electrical Safety Office inspectors have come across several instances where electrical apprentices are performing electrical work without adequate supervision.


Jail sentence and $1m fine over roofing fall fatality

Industry: Construction

Sunshine Coast company director Gary Lavin has been sentenced to a year in prison and his company, Multi-Run Roofing fined $1 million in Queensland’s first Category 1 prosecution under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.


Industry nominations sought for government advisory committees

Membership of all six Work Health and Safety Industry Sector Standing Committees (ISSCs) expires on 21 March and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is seeking nominations for the next three-year term.

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