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.
WorkSafe WA will be conducting an inspection program during 2015/16 financial year and will look at safety issues in the road freight industry.
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch assured workers and the public that it is safe to resume work at the site.
A crane driver was found guilty of failing to take reasonable care of the safety of others and was fined $2500 plus costs of $594 following an incident in which the crane he was operating brought down power lines in Osborne Park.
Consumer Protection and WorkSafe WA issued a warning on the dangers of quad bikes after three fatalities were recorded this year so far.
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Alex McCulloch urged retailers to dispose these products properly.
WorkSafe WA has started a proactive inspection program, which will look at manual task incidents in hospitals and residential care services.
Every businesses should have safe systems of work in place especially in workplaces where vehicles and pedestrians are present.
WorkSafe WA will carry out the program with the main objective of raising awareness on how noise hazards should be assessed and controlled.
An electrical switchboard manufacturer in Hazelmere, Western Australia has been fined $180,000 over an incident in which two workers were seriously injured after falling from a scissor lift.