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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Woman loses claim to ongoing compensation payments for injury from almost 3 decades ago

Reported by Haydee | 24 Oct, 2016 | 03:17pm

A woman who was injured at work 26 years ago lost her bid for ongoing compensation from Comcare following $42,000 worth of treatment.


Mining company fined for worker’s serious injuries in 2013

Reported by Haydee | 24 Oct, 2016 | 01:50pm

A mining company has been fined $95,000 in relation to an incident that brought serious injuries to a worker three years ago.


Campaign to reduce injuries and fatalities in the agriculture industry launched

Reported by Stephen | 24 Oct, 2016 | 10:06am

The Queensland government has launched an ad safety campaign to try to reduce the toll of injury and fatality in the agriculture industry.


Man dies after becoming trapped in central Queensland mine

Reported by Stephen | 23 Oct, 2016 | 10:36pm

A 62-year-old man has died after he became trapped inside a collapsed mine shaft in central west Queensland.


Woman hospitalised after falling from horse

Reported by Stephen | 23 Oct, 2016 | 09:55pm

A woman was flown to hospital with suspected back injuries after falling from a horse at a property near Mount Perry Thursday afternoon.


Man injured after being kicked by a bull

Reported by Stephen | 21 Oct, 2016 | 11:53am

Ambulance paramedics were called to the Darling Downs region on Wednesday afternoon to treat a man who had been kicked by a bull