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Construction wiring safe installation

26 Nov 2018 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Construction wiring is the term used for temporary electrical installations on construction sites that supply power to and around the premise. While the wiring may be temporary, the installation requirements are not, and electrical workers must ensure construction wiring complies with the Wiring Rules, AS/NZS 3000, and AS/NZS 3012 Electrical Installations – Construction and Demolition sites.


Asbestos Awareness Week highlights dangers

Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace visited year 10 students at Kelvin Grove State College’s Trade Training Centre today, highlighting the importance of asbestos safety.


Audience members injured at stunt car event

In October 2018, members of the public sustained a range of injuries after a stunt car lost control and collided with a perimeter fence at a public event. Early enquiries indicate the car used a ramp in the arena as part of the stunt performance just before it hit the fence. Investigations are continuing.


eSAFE Rural - September 2018

In this edition: Taking a proactive approach to manage fatigue; Graziers: are you and your livestock at risk from anthrax; Updated guide to classifying hazardous chemicals; $50,000 fine for lychee farm after picker falls from modified EWP; Engaging employees to actively manage workplace hazards; Now is the time to finalise your Safe Work Month activities; and much more.


Company pays for poor fall protection that cost a life

Industry: Construction

A recent court decision to issue a hefty fine to a housing construction company after one of its contractors fell and died at a worksite is another stark reminder safety must not be compromised.


Worker fatally crushed by grader

In October 2018, a worker was killed when the grader he was operating moved while he was outside the cab. It appears he attempted to get back into the grader to stop it moving, but slipped and was run over by the rear wheels. He had been operating the grader on his own, clearing areas adjacent to fence lines at a large rural property. Investigations are continuing.


Quad bike fatality while back-burning

In October 2018, a quad bike operator suffered fatal injuries while managing a back-burn on a rural property. He was last seen driving up a road and was found deceased about 20 minutes later underneath the quad bike. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. There were no witnesses and we continue to work with the Queensland Police Service to determine the cause.


Amusement ride gondola dropped during maintenance

In October 2018, a gondola on a drop tower amusement ride detached from the catch-car above it during maintenance. The catch-car lifts the gondola in place to allow workers to carry out inspections of the ride. On this ride, a detent pin (a type of retaining pin also known as a quick release ball lock pin) is used to prevent the inadvertent release of the gondola. Workers insert the detent pin in the catch-car through a hole in the bottom of the catch-car.

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