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WorkCover Update March 2018

20 Mar 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

In this edition: Tradie's new lease on life after brain injury; Why return to work matters; Injury information pack; LeadingWell in Mackay.


The importance of e-profiling cards when supervising apprentices

20 Mar 2018 | Electrical Safety Office

We would like to remind employers and licensed electrical workers supervising electrical apprentices about the importance of verifying e-profiling cards submitted by apprentices. E-profiling provides important data about the work performed by apprentices under their training plans.


WorkCover Queensland Legal Services Panel review - 2018

19 Mar 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland is seeking legal firms to partner with us to manage our common law claims portfolio from 1 July 2018. From 26 March 2018, we will be advertising a tender to establish a panel of legal providers.The Invitation to Offer (with details of the services required and the contract) will be advertised  on the QTenders website and briefing sessions for suppliers will be held in Brisbane, Mackay and Cairns.


Clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions

Open for consultation: Clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in general practice


Brisbane tradie’s inspirational return to work journey following brain injury

14 Mar 2018 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Return to work

When talented, award winning Brisbane bricklayer, Ben Roche landed head-first onto concrete after falling over five metres from a collapsed scaffold in March 2017, his life hung in the balance and his future looked bleak. Suffering from a severe brain injury, Ben was hospitalised for over two weeks and placed in an induced coma in intensive care for 10 days to reduce swelling on his brain.


Worker killed in skylight fall

Industry: Construction

In February 2018, a worker was killed after falling five metres onto a concrete floor. Early investigations indicate the worker was attending to a radio tower on the roof of a storage shed when a skylight has collapsed and he fell through to the floor below. Investigations are continuing..


Primary school student hit by golf buggy

In February 2018, a six year old primary school student was seriously injured by a golf buggy being driven on the school grounds. Early investigations indicate the student came out of the toilet block and ran into the path of the golf buggy. The student sustained leg and skull fractures and bleeding on the brain. Investigations are continuing.


Workers injured by glass sheets

Industry: Construction

In February 2018, three workers received severe lacerations when one of several large glass sheets in a racking system fell to the ground and shattered. It appears that one of two workers trying to restrain the glass sheets by hand was unable to support the weight of one of them. Another worker came to his assistance but was unable to prevent the sheet from falling. Investigations are continuing.

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