Company threatens worker for doing work health and safety duties

Reported by Haydee | 20 Jun, 2013

The Federal Court of Australia found that a man was threatened with dismissal from work for carrying out his work health and safety duties. The worker, who also was elected as OHS representative, tagged two forklifts with reversing warning beepers which were barely audible.  The tagging was done to alert other workers to stop using …

Freight company convicted and fined for worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 24 Dec, 2012

A freight company was convicted and fined over the death of a worker when he was crushed by a computer server which fell from a forklift at its Laverton North Depot. The company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe system of work and was sentenced last week in Melbourne County Court. The court …

WorkCover again reminds workers to renew high-risk work licences

Reported by Haydee | 06 Nov, 2012

WorkCover NSW is once again reminding workers qualified to operate high-risk equipments to review, and if necessary renew their licences. High-risk work licences are being required for workers operating a range of machinery including forklifts and cranes, as well as pressure equipment including boilers and turbines. The licence is also required in carrying out scaffolding, …

High Risk Work Licence Conversion for SA Workers

Reported by Haydee | 20 Jun, 2012

Hon Russell WortleyPhoto: SA Government website Industrial Relations Minister Russell Wortley reminded on Thursday all South Australians who are involved in high risk work to convert their qualifications to the new national Licence to Perform High Risk Work. The new licensing system requires people with high risk work including those involving forklifts, cranes and hoists, …