WorkCover Queensland and the Office of Industrial Relations are collaborating with SuperFriend Mental Health Promotion Foundation to improve corporate leadership advocacy for mentally healthy workplaces.
Under the Electrical Safety Act 2002, disciplinary action can be taken against electrical licence holders who perform unsafe, negligent or incompetent electrical work, including licence cancellation or suspension, fines or orders for faulty work to be corrected.
A waste recycling business which failed to do routine maintenance on an excavator and cost a worker his life has been fined $200,000 in the Richlands Magistrates Court.
In this edition: Emerald company fined $75,000 over collapsed trench; Gold Coast falls from heights prompt warning to ensure safety; Industry welcomes new tower crane code of practice; Case study: Gay Constructions boosting safety; New on the spot fines for safety breaches around powerlines; and much more.
A Brisbane roofing company has been fined $100,000 and convicted in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for failing to handle and safely dispose of asbestos.
Looking after Queenslanders injured on the job, plus their rehabilitation and safe return to work, are priorities for not only workers and employers, but the Government.
Date issued: 18 Jul 2017
Prompted by nine serious electrical incidents in the past 12 months, two new electrical safety on the spot fines have been introduced to make sure employers take steps to keep workers safe around powerlines.
Two new electrical safety on the spot fines were introduced on 30 June to make sure employers put measures into place to keep workers safe while working around powerlines, following nine serious electrical incidents in the past 12 months.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017