In Australia, it is a legislative requirement under the WHS Act, that a written Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is produced for High Risk Construction Works. Any Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) must ensure that SWMS are prepared for all high-risk construction work prior to work commencing.
Celebrated on the 28th of April every year, the day’s focus is on taking actions that can prevent future work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses, as well as remember those who have died from work-related injuries or illnesses. Photo: Safe Work Australia
A safe work method statement (SWMS) is a crucial part of any Workplace Safety Management System.
Fallen workers will be remembered next week as the world observes World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day.
Work-related injuries cost the Australian economy an estimated $60.6 billion each year (4.8 per cent of GDP) according to Safe Work Australia. These injuries impose costs on employers, workers and the community.
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A farming company in Victoria has been fined $450,000 after a teenager was killed in a forklift rollover.
A ceremony to mark International Workers Memorial Day was held at the Victorian Trades Hall in Carlton on Thursday morning.
A South Australian company has been fined $240,000 following a 2013 workplace incident where a worker suffered severe burns after falling into a bath of caustic soda.
For workers, sustaining a musculoskeletal injury is a common occurrence. In Queensland alone, more than 40,000 musculoskeletal injury claims were lodged across all industry sectors with an average cost of $7,059 per claim.
NT WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking from a supply chain provider which allegedly failed to comply with its work health and safety duties when a man suffered serious injuries after being struck by falling freight while a truck was being unloaded at the Gunbalanya service station.
A Bill contributing to increased safety for juvenile offenders, staff, and the public has been introduced by the Northern Territory Government.
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