Australia’s air navigation service provider has been fined $160,000 for violating work health and safety laws over the fatal crash involving an airport firefighting truck in Darwin,
A WorkSafe inspection program looking at safety in restaurants and cafes found several areas of concern within the industry.
WorkSafe WA inspectors have identified important areas where High-Risk Work Licence assessors are not always complying with the requirements of the occupational safety and health legislation.
WorkSafe WA will conduct a proactive inspection program next week at construction sites in Perth’s CBD.
An inspection program targeting construction sites in Perth’s southern suburbs has found a high level of compliance in training and licensing, but has raised concerns over the testing and tagging of portable electrical items.
WorkSafe WA is reminding workers particularly those engaged in construction work to protect their hearing as some chemicals can cause hearing damage.
A crane business and one of its employees have been ordered to pay a total of $9,877 over a 2013 incident where a worker received an electric shock.
WorkSafe WA will conduct an inspection program focusing on safety standards and issues in supermarkets.
WorkSafe WA will conduct an inspection of construction sites in Perth’s southern suburbs during the last week of February.
WorkSafe WA has issued a reminder about the dangers associated with wall chasing work and urged that work only be carried out in accordance with workplace safety and health laws.
Safety inspectors will look at priority areas including manual tasks, slips, trips and falls, electricity, hazardous substances, falls from height, safe movement of vehicles and machine guarding.
The use of trolleys can help reduce manual task injuries. However, inappropriate use of trolleys can increase safety risks.
The company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined $35,000 in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court last week. The Director pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined $17,500.
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said the incident was a tragic example of not having safe systems of work in place and not learning from past near misses.
A metal fabrication company has been fined $90,000 following a labour hire worker’s death in its metal fabrication workshop.
November had been a particularly bad month for the state with five workers killed over a period of ten days in work-related incidents.
A safety inspection conducted by WorkSafe WA in the vegetable growing industry highlighted concerns on mobile plant and hazardous substances in the industry.
The program will continue throughout the 2015/16 financial year and will focus on owners and property managers of shopping centres.
A warning has been issued to check High Risk Work Licences after WorkSafe WA was informed that a man was using a falsified document.
WorkSafe inspectors carried out the inspection across Western Australia during the 2014/15 financial year resulting to the issuance of 376 notices.
The Perth-based scaffolder pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of another person and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court last week.