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Electrical contractor licence details in advertising

24 Jun 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Electrical contractors must include their registered name and licence number when advertising their business. Using the Electrical Safety Office online licence register, these details allows consumers to confirm the business is licensed and that the licence is current.


Workers foot amputated in feeder bin trailer

In May 2019, a worker’s foot was surgically amputated after coming into contact with three exposed augers that were in operation. The augers were located at the bottom of a feeder bin trailer. At the time of the incident, the worker was performing his daily farm hand duties.


2019–2020 WorkCover Queensland industry classifications released

21 Jun 2019 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

The finalised rates for WorkCover Queensland’s industry classifications (WIC) for 2019–2020 have now been published in the Queensland Government Gazette dated 21 June 2019.


Consultation on draft Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers

19 Jun 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

The Heads of Workers' Compensation Authorities (HWCA) has invited consultation on the new draft Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers.


Operator severely injured by skidder winch

In May 2019, an operator of a forestry skidder at a rural property became entangled in the cable winch mechanism at the rear of the machine.


Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July

14 Jun 2019 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

WorkCover Queensland’s accident insurance policies are due for renewal from 1 July–31 August each year.


Lowest workers’ compensation rates providing stability for Queensland employers

Topics: Insurance

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today announced that WorkCover Queensland will maintain its current premium rate for another 12 months, the sixth straight year that the rate has remained the same.

Date issued: 14 Jun 2019


Safety observers essential for live electrical work

14 Jun 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

A safety observer must be used when there is no reasonable alternative to performing energised electrical work (live work). The only exception to not requiring a safety observer is when the live work consists only of testing and a risk assessment shows there is no serious risk associated with the proposed work.

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