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Builder fined over Gold Coast workplace injury

Industry: Construction

A qualified carpenter working on a Gold Coast house has been fined $20,000 over a workplace incident which left his apprentice with a fractured leg.

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Work Christmas parties - a little planning can stop things getting silly

With many workplaces about to get together for Christmas break up parties, employers are reminded that the “silly season” is not an excuse to disregard safety, including the responsible service of alcohol.

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Kids urged to be Ride Ready on quad bikes over busy holiday period

Queenslanders have been reminded to keep their kids safe on quad bikes as the school holidays and weeks of free time approach.

Date issued: 11 Dec 2019

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Electrical safety for tenants and property owners

10 Dec 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

New guidance for tenants and property owners about electrical safety in rental properties is now available.

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Zip line terminations

The purpose of this safety alert is to inform zip line owners, operators, engineers and riggers of the risk of failure of zip line terminations and to provide guidance to help prevent the failure of zip lines.

Date issued: 09 Dec 2019

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AS/NZS3012:2019 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites

05 Dec 2019 | Electrical Safety Office

AS/NZS3012:2019 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites was published on 4 November 2019. The new edition contains several changes from the 2010 edition.

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Brisbane builder fined over work safety breaches

Industry: Construction

A Brisbane builder was fined $24,000 this week over breaches of Queensland work safety laws which posed a serious risk to workers.

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Fatal fall at tourist attraction

Industry: Tourism

In October 2019, a patron died, and another was seriously injured while using a zipline attraction as part of a rainforest adventure tour.

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