WA: Inspections for Restaurants All Set

Reported by Admin | 15 Jul, 2010

WorkSafe WA has launched an inspection program aimed at improving OHS standards in restaurants. As part of the program, restaurants across the state will be randomly chosen and inspected. Inspections will continue throughout the financial year and will cover both regional and metropolitan areas. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Nina Lyhne said the campaign will focus on …

WA: $6K Fine for Erring Restaurateurs

Reported by Admin | 19 Jun, 2010

The Perth Magistrates Court has fined the owners of a restaurant on Tuesday after failing to respond to an Improvement Notice issued by WorkSafe inspectors. The two partners of a William Street restaurant pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace. They were each fined $3,000. WorkSafe inspectors visited the restaurant in …

ACT: Restaurateur Fined For Unsanitatry Food Preparation

Reported by Admin | 18 Jun, 2010

The ACT Magistrates Court has fined a restaurant owner for letting food be prepared in a carpark behind his business in Dickson. In February 2009, a health inspector was in inner-north Canberra when she noticed meat was being defrosted and prepared in a carpark behind the owner’s Chinese restaurant. The officer then went inside the …

NSW: Butcher Suffers Hand Injury

Reported by Admin | 17 Jun, 2010

A butcher from Casino has been seriously injured after getting involved in a workplace incident yesterday. According to ambulance officers, the 18-year-old worker’s hands became trapped in a piece of equipment just before 8am. He was initially transported to Lismore for treatment, but was later transferred to a Brisbane hospital. His condition was listed as …

WA: Safety Alert on Aerosol Can Safety

Reported by Admin | 03 Jun, 2010

WorkSafe WA has released a safety and health alert following an incident in a café where an aerosol can exploded. An aerosol can of cooking oil exploded in the kitchen of a busy café. As a result, the café’s front window blew outwards. No patrons were hurt, although two chefs received flash burns to their …

QLD: Bond Imposed on Butcher after Shop Blast

Reported by Admin | 01 May, 2010

An operator of a butcher shop has been placed on a $10,000 good behaviour bond for 12 months when an explosion in the workplace caused an apprentice butcher burn injuries. The defendant pleaded guilty in the Bundaberg Industrial Magistrates Court on 8 April 2010 to failing to ensure workplace safety under section 24 of the …