Safety Observers Essential to Site Safety

Reported by Monica | 18 Oct, 2016 | 07:00am

The job of a spotter also commonly referred to as a safety observer is essential to maintaining a safe work site. It is the sole task of the spotter, the person at the helm of mobile plant movements to provide on-site guidance, ensuring that mobile plant does not come into contact with objects or persons it can cause damage to or injury.

SWMS: When are they required?

Reported by Monica | 18 Oct, 2016 | 07:24am

A Safe Work Method Statements sets out the logical sequence of job steps required to complete work activities. Used to identify and determine risks involved with work activities, a SWMS should identify hazards and control measures required to complete the task efficiently and safely. Considered an administrative control a safe work method statement is used …

Forklift Safety: Managing the Risks

Reported by Monica | 13 Oct, 2016 | 07:32am

Commonly used in warehouse, industrial, transport and logistic settings, the use of forklifts in workplaces can present serious hazards.

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Worker falls to his death at Sydney construction site

Reported by Stephen | 26 Oct, 2016 | 10:07am

A worker has died after reportedly falling off a deck at a construction site northwest of Sydney.


Pilot injured in cropduster plane crash in central Queensland

Reported by Stephen | 26 Oct, 2016 | 10:36am

The pilot of a crop-dusting plane was flown to Rockhampton Base Hospital with serious injuries after his aircraft crashed in Central Queensland.


Man, 86, injured after falling off ladder in Woodgate

Reported by Stephen | 26 Oct, 2016 | 10:59am

An 86-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he fell from a ladder north of Hervey bay Monday morning.


National Safe Work Month video message released

Reported by Stephen | 26 Oct, 2016 | 09:41am

A National Safe Work Month video message released by Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash calls for collective action to improve work health and safety and reduce the personal and economic cost of poor work health and safety.


Metal fabrication business fined after young worker suffered partial blindness

Reported by Haydee | 26 Oct, 2016 | 01:59am

A metal fabrication company has been fined $240,000 on appeal after a work experience student suffered partial blindness due to welding without eye protection.


Safe Work Australia’s Good Design Award recipient aims to “make inefficiencies extinct”

Reported by Haydee | 25 Oct, 2016 | 09:06pm

In its desire to create safer workplaces, Makinex CEO and founder, Rory Kennard, set out to create solutions for problems and challenges that people in the construction industry are facing at work.