5 priority steps to a safe workplace in 2018

5 priority steps to a safe workplace in 2018

5 priority steps to a safe workplace in 2018 With significantly increased fines and penalties for breaching health and safety legislation during last year, employers should take a fresh look at their risk management and take action to minimise the risk of workplace injuries. Safety Management is a demanding obligation and with a plethora of [...]
Mobile Plant Fatalities

Mobile Plant Fatalities

Mobile Plant fatalities Worksafe Queensland has reported 3 tragic fatalities involving mobile plant. During December, a worker was tragically killed when a ride-on mower rolled over on a steep slope. A few weeks earlier, a worker was killed when the tractor he was driving went over the edge of a steep embankment on a farm [...]
‘Industrial Manslaughter’ legislation passed in QLD

‘Industrial Manslaughter’ legislation passed in QLD

‘Industrial Manslaughter’ legislation passed in QLD As widely expected, Queensland Parliament passed the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 on October 12. Industrial manslaughter will now become an offence attracting up to 20 years jail time and $10 million fines for companies. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said the new laws would leave [...]
Managing Stress

Managing Stress

Managing Stress Things have been overwhelming lately. Balancing work and family life has been hectic and the amount of negativity we are bombarded with at the moment seems at an all-time record. It has been a huge mental challenge to keep positive and not be dragged under the wave of fear . . . a [...]
IMPORTANT SAFETY NEWS – Major Changes to QLD safety laws

IMPORTANT SAFETY NEWS – Major Changes to QLD safety laws

IMPORTANT SAFETY NEWS - Major Changes to QLD safety laws Following a review conducted in the aftermath of the Gold Coast theme park tragedy last October, The Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 introduced to the QLD parliament is proposed to significantly amend safety laws. With fines up to $10 million for [...]
Key steps to avoid Management Liability

Key steps to avoid Management Liability

Key steps to avoid Management Liability Organisations are facing more risks than ever before. With an increasingly litigious society it seems that a potential lawsuit could present itself at any moment. Whether you're found liable or not, the time-consuming litigation process could be difficult to manage and extremely costly to defend.  You can incur considerable [...]