This Alert provides guidance about safe occupational diving operations. It has been prepared in response to a number of serious incidents where divers have sustained injuries during occupational diving operations.
Safety Alerts | General
Chris Turner, State Inspector with SafeWork NSW updated the Concrete Pumping Association of Australia recently about impending plant item registration changes with effect from the 1 January 2018. SafeWork NSW invited to CPAA to advise its members of these impending changes. This information is available on the item registration page of our website www.safework.nsw.gov.au
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is aware that a man has been fraudulently posing as a WHSQ employee, requesting payment for advertising in a WHS publication.
This Safety Bulletin has been published to remind owners and operators of concrete placing booms of their 'duty of care' when determining 'who should' and 'how' to carry out all inspections on their plant. The Australian Standard for the Safe Use - Concrete placing equipment, AS 2550.15, requires ‘competent person(s)’ to make decisions and/or provide approval in a range of situations before use of equipment.
The second safety bulletin has now been published and highlights to pump owners and operators the various hazards, risks and accidents that workers and the general public can become involved in by the opening of closing outriggers. This safety bulletin has been published to highlight to owners and operators of concrete placing booms of the hazards and risks to workers and the public being injured by the opening and closing of closing outriggers.
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risks associated with stacked materials and to ensure a safe system of work is followed.
Mobile plant, such as forklifts, elevating work platforms, delivery vehicles, order pickers, earth moving equipment, prime movers and cranes, have the potential to seriously injure or kill people if they run into them.
WorkCover WA Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr Chris White today made a media statement announcing a 3.2 per cent increase in the 2017/18 recommended premium rates for compulsory workers’ compensation insurance in Western Australia.
International Women's Day marked the launch of SafeWork SA's Augusta Zadow Awards seeking initiatives to improve women's health and safety at work.
As part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to making information more accessible to the community, the ACT Register of Contaminated Sites is now available online.