Mines Safety Roadshows to travel across WA starting October

Reported by Haydee | 30 Aug, 2017

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s 13th annual Mines Safety Roadshow is happening in October and November and will raise awareness about mining-related safety and health issues.


Fire protection consultant fined for health and safety breach

Reported by Haydee | 10 Jul, 2017

Auckland, NZ, – A fire protection consultant in Auckland was fined $60,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $194,715 after pleading guilty to one charge under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 following an incident, wherein a worker doing fire alarm installation work fell from a ladder and is now tetraplegic.


Packaging company fined $52K for work health and safety breaches

Reported by Haydee | 12 Jun, 2017

Christchurch, New Zealand – A packaging company was fined a total of $52,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 reparations after a worker was trapped unconscious in a machine he was carrying out a maintenance on when an unlocked metal plate collapsed on him.


Crane hire and rigging company convicted for work safety breach

Reported by Haydee | 16 May, 2017

A crane hire and rigging company has been convicted and fined $11,800 after pleading guilty to two breaches of Section 32 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act for failing to comply with a health and safety duty.