Implementation of Mr Fluffy demolition audit recommendations progressing well

Reported by Haydee | 27 Feb, 2017

The implementation of the recommendations made in the Auditor-General’s Performance Audit of WorkSafe ACT’s administrative processes of Mr. Fluffy demolition is progressing well according to the Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations Rachel Stephen-Smith.


Qantas beefs up workplace safety practices

Reported by Haydee | 01 Feb, 2016

Australia’s flag carrier airline, is beefing up its workplace safety procedures following an incident where a contractor fell and suffered back injury at the Canberra Airport.


ACT Work Safety Commissioner given authority to cancel licences of asbestos contractors failing in their safety obligations

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jun, 2015

ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe now has the authority to cancel licences of asbestos contractors who breaches safety conditions. A Fairfax Media report says Mr McCabe has been given the power to revoke licences of negligent asbestos handlers to protect the public as ACT starts demolition of more than 1,000 Mr Fluffy homes. WorkSafe …


Charges laid for worker’s death in ACT

Reported by Haydee | 25 Jul, 2014

Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe has announced on Wednesday that charges have been laid in relation to the death of a worker after he was struck by a concrete boom at work in July 2012.


Mandatory asbestos awareness training in ACT

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jul, 2014

Asbestos awareness training will be conducted and all workers who might be exposed to asbestos are required to attend the course by 30 September.

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Violation of compo act resulted to issuance of Notice of Decision

Reported by Haydee | 10 Apr, 2014

A Notice of Decision was issued by the Workers Compensation Inspectorate at WorkSafe ACT to an employer in the health services industry on Tuesday to recover an amount equal to $26,707.02 for failing to maintain a compulsory worker’s compensation policy during the period between the 1st of June 2009 and the 6th of November 2013.


Ainslie businesses closed due to asbestos fears

Reported by Haydee | 06 Mar, 2014

Prohibition notices have been issued to two businesses in Ainslie following water damage to the building ceiling, which contains loose-fill asbestos. WorkSafe re-inspected the site following a complaint from a local resident. During the visit, inspectors noticed water damage to the ceiling of the premises. “The Prohibition Notices have been issued as a precaution due …

Businesses reopen after asbestos scare

Reported by Haydee | 10 Feb, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A few of the businesses which closed when loose asbestos was discovered in a building in Dickson have already reopened. According to ACT Work Safety Commissioner, Mark McCabe, the prohibition notice was lifted on two of the five businesses in the commercial building along Woolley Street, Dickson after testing for asbestos traces …

Businesses in Dickson Closed After Asbestos Discovery

Reported by Admin | 24 Jan, 2014

A number of businesses could potentially be closed for months after asbestos was found in a building in the inner north commercial precinct. Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe said it is believed that the asbestos was found in the roof of the building however additional tests need to be conducted to establish the extent, levels …

WorkSafe ACT Issues Safety Notices After a Truck Tips at Worksite

Reported by Admin | 17 Dec, 2013

A number of notices have been issued by WorkSafe ACT following an incident yesterday where a truck tipped over at a worksite whilst scaffolding was being unloaded. According to the owner of the scaffolding company, one of the outriggers that stabilises the truck, punctured the asphalt about 11am as the crane on the truck unloaded …