There have been a number of recent incidents in Queensland where heavy vehicles or trailers have fatally crushed workers. In many cases, the vehicle had not been correctly immobilised.
Safety Alerts | General
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risks associated with stabilisers and outriggers on trucks and trailers when travelling on public roads.
The purpose of this health and safety alert is to inform workers, employers, builders and designers of the risk of falling concrete elements attached to the perimeter of buildings under construction.
WorkSafe QLD's recent safety alert highlights the risk of collapse of self-supporting signs. This alert highlights the importance of the need to properly design, maintain and inspect sign structures.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are highlighting the importance of forklift safety after an incident in May 2018 where a worker has been left seriously injured after being struck by a reversing forklift.
This factsheet from WorkSafe WA provides information and duties for employers of outdoor workers, and precautions to reduce the risk of harm.
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.
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.