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 [...]
Farm Tractor Safety

Farm Tractor Safety

Farm Tractor Safety Farm tractors provide a lot of muscle power and are more common on farms than any other equipment. Unfortunately, tractor accidents also remain the most common cause of serious injuries and tragic loss of life on farms. Common accidents involve: Flip overs Being struck by the tractor or its wheels Being caught [...]
Quad bikes – Tips to stay alive

Quad bikes – Tips to stay alive

Quad bikes – Tips to stay alive Quad bikes are very popular on farms because they are tough and versatile. However, they are also a leading cause of serious injuries and death in rural workplaces with most accidents involving a rollover. Why so many accidents? Quad bikes are light-weight, powerful and their high centre of [...]
Forklift Safety – how employers can reduce the risks

Forklift Safety – how employers can reduce the risks

Forklift Safety – how employers can reduce the risks   Over time, the use of forklifts has consistently proven to be a risk for serious workplace injuries and fatalities. As forklifts have a compact design, they can become unstable and tip over. Even during normal operation at low speeds, forklifts can still cause serious injuries [...]
Fatality occurs during the filming of a forklift safety video

Fatality occurs during the filming of a forklift safety video

Fatality occurs during the filming of a forklift safety video While many workplace accidents are the result of inexperience, others can be the result of being over-confident. After a while, employees can become so familiar working with dangerous machinery and equipment that they forget how potentially dangerous they can be. That became all too evident [...]
Safety in the Storage and Warehousing Industry

Safety in the Storage and Warehousing Industry

Safety in the Storage and Warehousing Industry   Storage and Warehousing are an integral part of Australia’s supply chain and combined with transport, the industry employs an estimated 500,000 people across Australia. Warehousing work is often heavy and consequently workers in this industry have a higher than average chance of being injured at work. What [...]