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An update from WorkCover Queensland on COVID-19 13 Mar 2020

The impacts of COVID-19 continue to evolve across Queensland, Australia and the rest of the globe. WorkCover Queensland is focussed on the health, well-being and safety of our own staff, our customers and our stakeholders.


Phone scam alert 22 May 2020

We have received a number of reports from members of the public who have been contacted by a person purporting to be from WorkCover and asking they contact him about the claim they have lodged with WorkCover.


Falls from work platforms 21 May 2020

In May 2020, two men were seriously injured after falling approximately 1.5m after a trestle and plank system failed while performing housing construction work. In a separate incident, a contractor suffered serious injuries as a result of falling around 3m to the floor below when the makeshift work platform he was working on collapsed. Read more...

Roof falls 04 Mar 2020

In December 2019, a worker suffered serious injury after falling approximately 5m through a roof whilst doing maintenance on a shed. In a similar incident in February 2020, a man died after falling through the roof of a building. Early investigations indicate he was repairing a skylight. There was a third falls related incident in March. On this occasion, a worker suffered serious injury after falling approximately 5m. Early investigations indicate the man was doing repairs when he fell through a section of the roof to the ground below. Read more...

Arc flash safety film reminds sparkies of high voltage danger 07 May 2020

A case study film launched through video conference today by Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office (ESO) highlights just how dangerous arc flash can be.


Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July 05 May 2020

If you employ workers in Queensland, it’s time to start preparing to renew your WorkCover Queensland accident insurance policy.


Fibreglass ladder failure 27 Apr 2020

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the potential for degradation of fibreglass ladders that can lead to a structural failure. Read more...

eSAFE - April 2020 30 Apr 2020

In this edition: Safe Work and Return to Work Awards 2020 cancelled, Regulatory approach to Australian WHS legislation for COVID-19, Vehicle loading crane compliance campaign, Farm safety calendar competition opens for Queensland school kids, Workplace psychological health considerations during COVID-19, and much more. Read more...

Choose the right safety switch for the job 28 Apr 2020

Electrical contractors are responsible for selecting and installing a suitable safety switch for the equipment connected to the circuit. Read more...
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The Farm safety calendar competition 2020 is now open!

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Farm safety calendar competion 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How to help prevent the spread of infection at work and answers to common workers' compensation questions.


How to help prevent the spread of infection at work and answers to common workers' compensation questions