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New year safety check

21 Jan 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

The new year is a great time for a quick safety check of your business before things get busy.

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Electrical safety codes of practice 2020

15 Jan 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

Continued guidance on electrical safety standards remains available following the automatic expiry of three electrical safety codes of practice on 1 January 2020.

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Agricultural industry mobile plant roll-over incidents

In October 2019, a man died on a rural property died after being crushed by the tractor he was operating. Initial findings suggest he was reversing the tractor into a deep excavation, when for reasons yet to be established, the tractor rolled.

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Worker struck by building materials

In November 2019, a truck driver sustained serious lacerations to his leg when he was struck by building materials which had fallen off a pallet.

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eSAFE - December 2019

In this edition: Kids urged to be Ride Ready on quad bikes over busy holiday period, Registrations open for 2020 MSD Symposium, $75,000 fine after serious sugar mill injury leads to amputation, Work safely with asbestos after summer storms, Latest innovations targeting sun safety, New report on work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and much more.

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Incident at Public Swimming Pool

In November, a young child was submerged underwater for less than two minutes at a supervised public pool. On-duty lifeguards administered CPR until QAS officers arrived and took over. The child was taken to hospital and later passed away.

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Electrical licence updates

16 Dec 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Following a review of restricted electrical work licences (RELs), you will see a few changes to how it looks when you renew and receive your new licence card.

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Worker injured on construction site

In October 2019, a compact track loader (commonly known as a posi-track or bobcat) was moving spoil on a construction site when it reversed into a worker who suffered serious leg injuries.

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