New WHS Laws Affect Body Corporates

Reported by Admin | 22 Sep, 2012

Apartment owners are vulnerable, according to law firms that specialise in strata issues to loop holes contained in the new WHS regulations that have been implemented in most states this year. They claim that WorkCover is understating the risk according to an article in the Financial Review this week. In the WHS legislation that they …

Safety Alert on switchloading when transferring flammable liquids

Reported by Haydee | 01 Aug, 2012

A safety alert on switchloading when transferring flammable liquids has been published by WorkCover NSW following a recent coroners findings into an incident which highlighted the risks of switchloading and static electricity. The WHS Act requires persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) particularly those in control of workplaces to make sure that safe systems …

Update on rollout of national competency units for working with asbestos

Reported by Haydee | 20 Jul, 2012

Safe Work Australia has recently provided an update on the rollout of national competency units for working with asbestos. According to Safe Work Australia, the new Work Health and Safety (WHS) Asbestos Regulations will harmonise the country’s licensing, training and competency arrangements for workers involved in asbestos removal. Two licences have been set out under …