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  • Great worker/employer relationship delivers results

    When 57 year old Malcolm Locker, a concrete truck driver at Hymix, a subsidiary of Hanson Construction Pty Ltd, injured himself at work, not once, but twice, he was worried after his second injury that he wouldn’t have a job to return to. But, the great relationship between him and his employer resulted in a successful return to work.

  • Case study: McNab safety practices results in three million hours LTI-free

    Toowoomba and Brisbane based construction and civil firm McNab, has now achieved three million hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). They have been LTI-free for two years and continue to maintain a 0.00 Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) across the company.

  • All Access Crewing Pty Ltd: The show must go on..safely

    All Access Crewing provide specialist workers for the entertainment industry including stage managers, riggers, scaffolders, lighting and sound technicians. All Access Crewing provide support for concerts, music festivals, theatre productions, sporting events and film and television production across Australia.

  • Case study: Engineering and construction firm delivers award winning safety improvements

    A bottom up approach to safety and a focus on reducing fatalities and permanently disabling injuries has seen the engineering and construction firm Tenix awarded a National Safety Council of Australia excellence award

  • Case study: Building up to full return to work after injury

    In this case study, 38 year old carpenter Mark Tunnicliff, made a full return to work after a lengthy rehabilitation, and has recently received a Quiet Achiever Award from his employer.

  • Open mind and positive attitude yield results

    An open mind, regular communication and flexibility all added up to a successful return to work and better health for Maryborough Base Hospital nurse Stanley Pidgeon.

  • Gay Constructions Pty Ltd

    With IPaM, Gay Constructions reviewed its safety and injury management systems and surveyed employees about safety in the workplace. The company then worked with an IPaM advisor to develop an action plan that included a number of safety and injury management initiatives.

  • Verbal warning not enough

    Samways v WorkCover Queensland & Ors, 28 April 2010. This case study shows that a verbal warning is not sufficient action if there is a reasonable way to isolate a risk and the plaintiff can be liable for contributory negligence

  • Instructions: a direction or mere request?

    Vella’s Plant Hire Pty Ltd v Mistranch Pty Ltd & Ors, 29 March 2012. This case highlights the question that needs to be asked in matters where directions are being received from the principal contractor. That is, whether an instruction from a Principal is a mere “request” or is conduct amounting to direction and control of how the work is to be carried out.

  • Previous employment influence

    Husband v Hikari Pty Ltd, 22 October 2010. This case study shows that a Judge may award damages despite having a pre-existing injury, and future economic loss may be awarded based on income from previous short-term employment.

  • Workplace safety is no joke

    A reminder that not all practical jokes have a funny outcome and how injuries can present themselves in the years following the incident.

  • Hospital found not negligent

    Hyde v State of Queensland [2013] QDC 268 24 October 2013 The plaintiff failed to establish any negligence or breach of contractual obligation on the part of the defendant, in the case of an angina episode relating to a pre-existing condition.