Exemption to WHS Regulation 217

Reported by Haydee | 19 Apr, 2013

Persons with the management or control of earth moving machinery at workplace will now be exempt from regulation 217 of the Commonwealth Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011. Regulation 217 requires person with management or control of earthmoving equipment at a workplace to ensure that earth moving machinery is not used unless securely fitted with …

QLD: Safety Body Reminds Dozer Operators to Work Safe

Reported by Admin | 05 Oct, 2010

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) is alerting businesses that use bulldozers  for work to place safety before anything else. The call comes after a recent fatal bulldozer accident. WHSQ is looking into the dozer accident that happened between September 27 and 30 September at a Milwood property. According to initial information, the deceased was …

VIC: Note on using earthmoving equipment as crane

Reported by Admin | 24 May, 2010

WorkSafe has released a guidance note on earthmoving equipment being used as a crane. It serves to inform employers and contractors on the safe use of earthmoving equipment to lift and transport freely suspended loads. WorkSafe recognises equipment such as excavators, backhoes and front-end loaders are used to perform work in a similar manner to …