Warning on DIY repairs on electrical equipments

Reported by Haydee | 28 May, 2015

The Electrical Safety Office is calling on electrical contractors to remind customers not to try doing their own electrical repairs following the death of a man this month where a vacuum cleaner was found disassembled, live parts exposed.


Worker’s death caused by poor supervision

Reported by Haydee | 03 Oct, 2014

Investigation into the electrocution of an Irish tradesman while working on Sydney’s northern beaches was caused by minimal training, poor supervision and the worker’s decision to do a work he is not very familiar with.

Company fined for not ensuring safety at work

Reported by Haydee | 08 Feb, 2013

A construction and services company was fined $65,000 and was ordered to pay more than $8000 in costs over an incident wherein an assembled street light came too close to high-voltage power lines near a gasoline service station. The company pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined …

March 2012 Notifiable Fatalities Monthly report now available

Reported by Haydee | 19 Jul, 2012

Safe Work Australia has recently released the Notifiable Fatalities Monthly report where 26 work-related notifiable fatalities were reported for the month of March – 23 male workers and 3 female bystanders died in work-related incidents. Of these fatalities, 9 were categorised as a Vehicle Incident – public road crash; 5 as being hit by a …

NSW: Homeowners May Face Jail Time for Wokrmen’s Injuries

Reported by Admin | 11 Mar, 2010

A workplace health and safety lawyer says homeowners may soon face prison sentence of up to six years if a worker gets injured or killed on their property. The alert comes on the heels of a court decision holding a Sydney homeowner liable for an electrician‘s death in 2004. Allan Harley was working on the …