SWMS: When Should I Write One

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.

Safe Work Method Statements: When Should I Write One

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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

Workers’ Memorial Day: Remembering the fallen, protecting workers’ lives

Safe Work Method Statements: When Should I Write One

Reported by Monica | 26 Apr, 2016 | 02:31pm

A safe work method statement (SWMS) is a crucial part of any Workplace Safety Management System.

Workers’ Memorial Day: Remembering the fallen, protecting workers’ lives

Reported by Haydee | 22 Apr, 2016 | 02:54pm

Fallen workers will be remembered next week as the world observes World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day.

How to prevent injuries in the workplace

Reported by Stephen | 13 Apr, 2016 | 09:12am

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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Farming company fined for teenager’s death in forklift rollover

Reported by Haydee | 29 Apr, 2016 | 11:14pm

A farming company in Victoria has been fined $450,000 after a teenager was killed in a forklift rollover.


WorkSafe pays tribute to fallen workers

Reported by Stephen | 29 Apr, 2016 | 01:00pm

A ceremony to mark International Workers Memorial Day was held at the Victorian Trades Hall in Carlton on Thursday morning.


Adelaide-based company fined over worker’s injuries

Reported by Stephen | 29 Apr, 2016 | 01:41pm

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.

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Musculoskeletal injuries: Reduce risks and improve safety outcomes

Reported by Haydee | 28 Apr, 2016 | 04:42pm

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 accepts enforceable undertaking from freight company

Reported by Haydee | 28 Apr, 2016 | 02:11pm

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.


Bill introduced to increase safety for juvenile offenders, staff and the public

Reported by Haydee | 27 Apr, 2016 | 04:29pm

A Bill contributing to increased safety for juvenile offenders, staff, and the public has been introduced by the Northern Territory Government.