Victoria farms now safer

Reported by Haydee | 05 Sep, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkSafe Victoria reported that more than 460 farms are now safer, following a 12-month campaign to help remove the most common causes of injuries and deaths in agricultural workplaces. During the campaign, WorkSafe inspectors gave attention to the dairy and beef cattle farms, particularly to dangerous machinery, animal handling practices and unsafe …

Almost 130 improvement notices issued in Warrnambool safety blitz

Reported by Haydee | 08 Mar, 2013

Several Warrnambool businesses were given improvement notices after a SafeWork blitz found 129 breaches. WorkSafe inspectors visited 105 workplaces last week and issued 127 improvement notices requiring businesses to improve safety practices. They also issued 2 notices in relation to insufficient RTW planning for injured workers. The improvement notices were for breaches including unsafe work …

WorkSafe shuts down another building site during safety blitz

Reported by Haydee | 13 Dec, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkSafe ACT has shutdown another building site and issued dozens of infringement notices during a raid in Molonglo Valley in Canberra. ABC reported that seven WorkSafe inspectors conducted the inspections to almost 40 residential construction sites across the suburb of Wright this morning. A prohibition notice and a stop work order have …

Construction Industry Upheaval in ACT

Reported by Zoe | 06 Dec, 2012

Chaos has hit the ACT construction industry over the last two days with a number of sites closed down or stalled with safety disputes, a compliance blitz by ACT WorkSafe and a the collapse of a large sub-contracting company. One of the Canberra’s highest profile residential developments was closed after a surprise visit from WorkSafe …

WorkSafe’s safety blitz focuses on housing construction

Reported by Haydee | 25 Sep, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Five suburban and regional areas will be the target of WorkSafe’s housing construction blitz. The campaign kicked off in housing estates in Casey in August. Among the 100 housing construction sites visited, a total of 58 improvement notices were issued. There were 44 instances of voluntary compliance. Main issues seen by inspectors …

Safe Towns campaign to target Swan Hill businesses

Reported by Haydee | 14 Sep, 2012

WorkSafe inspectors will target small businesses in Swan Hill starting next Monday. Businesses are encouraged to prepare for the visit during the Swan Hill ‘Safe Towns’ campaign, which involves a team of inspectors visiting a regional area to check on health and safety compliance. Inspectors will also take part in ensuring that workplaces with workers’ …

VIC: Improvement Notices Issued to Construction Businesses

Reported by Haydee | 29 Aug, 2012

Around 60 improvement notices to domestic construction businesses in Melbourne’s east were issued by WorkSafe inspectors last week. WorkSafe inspectors inspected over 100 businesses and issued 58 improvement notices over one week requiring businesses to address health and safety breaches. Forty four issues identified were dealt on the spot. WorkSafe Regional Director, Melinda Collinson said …

Work safety issues identified in Wodonga

Reported by Haydee | 11 Jun, 2012

WorkSafe inspectors were able to identify 27 safety issues at 43 sites during a 24-hour safety blitz in Wodonga last week. Inspectors visited the region in a coordinated approach to undermine the ‘mates-network’ which often warned of approaching WorkSafe inspectors. According to WorkSafe construction division group leader, Steve Peters, tradesmen would often call their mates …