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 | qld
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.
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.
Safe use of concrete pump and booms and information on cleaning.|Safe use of concrete pump and booms and information on cleaning.
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.
The purpose of this alert is to highlight the hazards and risks to workers caused by hose whip on concrete pumps. 'Hose whip' describes the uncontrolled and rapid motion of the flexible rubber hose on the end of a concrete placement boom or other concrete delivery lines.
Concrete placing boom registration requirements have changed under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (PDF, 2.53 MB). To assist businesses with these changes transitional arrangements are currently in place.