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Electrical equipment in hazardous areas

24 Feb 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

Electrical Safety Office inspectors are visiting Queensland workplaces and will take enforcement action if they identify un-managed fire and explosion risks. This action can include compliance notices or immediately prohibiting the use of electrical equipment in hazardous areas until risk controls are implemented and verified.


New return to work services panel

24 Feb 2020 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland has now completed the open tender process to appoint a new return to work services panel.


Fencing contractor fined $25,000 after teenage worker suffered serious hand injuries at Camooweal

Industry: Construction

A sole trader operating as a fencing contractor has been sentenced and fined $25,000 in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court for breaches relating to duty of care under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.


Premier’s Statement on Coronavirus

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has conducted another meeting of Queensland’s Disaster Management Committee, the third in as many days. The group, including Queensland’s Chief Medical Officer, is co-ordinating the state’s Coronavirus response.


Electrical licensing disciplinary action

30 Jan 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

In December 2019 the Electrical Licensing Committee took disciplinary action against seven licence holders.


eSAFE Rural - January 2020

In this edition: Bushfire damage and asbestos; Unlicensed labour hire provider in Emerald fined $60,000; Agri-workers reap benefit of award-winning safety campaigns; Review into 2,4-D recommends handling changes; Case study: A team approach to the welfare of all workers; Get in early and book your free Safety Advocate visit for 2020; Electrical Safety Codes of Practice amendments


Snorkel and dive safety for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is one of the busiest times of year for Queensland's dive and snorkel industry. Many people are visiting the Great Barrier Reef and other destinations to dive or snorkel, often for the first time.

Date issued: 24 Jan 2020


$50,000 fine after young boy injured on inflatable amusement ride

A $50,000 fine was handed out in a Brisbane court this week over an incident in which a nine-year-old boy was injured when he fell off an inflatable amusement device he was riding.

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