The purpose of this safety alert is to warn owners and operators of inflatable water balls about the risks of using or placing electrical equipment near a pool or body of water where these water balls are used. The large spheres are also known as ‘water walkers’, ‘hamster balls’ and ‘zorb water walking balls’.
Date issued: 04 Apr 2018
In this edition: $15,000 fine after bricklayer falls from scaffolding, Get with the program and improve your workplace, New scrutiny for asbestos removalists, Measure and improve your safety culture, Undertaking to deliver $250k of industry benefits following wall collapse, Crystalline silica risks targeted in workplace audits, Best tool for the job? Your skills!
In this edition: Multiple reckless conduct charges laid for 2016 Eagle Farm deaths; Changes to work health and safety and right of entry dispute resolution processes; Construction industry prominent at 2017 Safe Work Awards; Industry undertaking to boost construction safety; and much more.
A vehicle loading crane (VLC) is a crane mounted on a vehicle for the purpose of loading and unloading that vehicle.
The purpose of this safety alert is to provide information on an incident with a Wave swinger amusement ride with a design feature common to many older amusement devices.
Date issued: 23 Mar 2018
In February 2018, a worker’s foot and ankle were injured when part of a three metre high near vertical excavation face collapsed. The injured worker was part of a group building a boulder retaining wall. Four workers were gathered at the toe of the excavation when they heard a cracking noise and the excavation face collapsed. Three of them managed to jump out of the way but the fourth was buried up to his knees. Investigations are continuing.
In February 2018, a worker was impaled by a starter bar after falling into a 1.8m deep excavation at a construction site. Early investigations indicate he was walking on a path close to the excavation when the ground slipped. This caused him to fall onto an uncapped starter bar which was protruding from a footing for a retaining wall at the bottom of the excavation. His injuries were not life threatening or permanent and investigations are continuing.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017