Category Archive for: ‘Transport’

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Safety Accountability

How your organisation uses accountability has the potential to impact on whether you are meeting your legal safety duties. Does …

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Court confirms regulator’s powers to request documents are broad

A recent decision in the NSW Supreme Court has highlighted the broad power the regulator has to obtain confidential and …

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Its risky to undertake work without the required licences and permits

The prosecution of Jonathon Westmoreland, a subcontractor who attached cladding without the required permit to a wall at a Swanston …

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Learnings from a safety regulator’s analysis of serious incident data

A review conducted by a safety regulator of six months of serious incidents and occurrences reported to it provides some …

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Explosions

Do you need to prepare to have your say on explosives harmonisation?

In mid-2013 Safe Work Australia began a process to develop model explosives legislation. A consultation process is expected to be …

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Ensuring workers comply with safety systems is a key part of ensuring a safe workplace

An inquest into the death of a seaman approximately 3 nautical miles off the coast of Western Australia in 2011 …

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City businesses may also have unrecognised FIFO and DIDO workers

Whilst the focus of the recent inquiries conducted by the Commonwealth, the WA Parliament and Queensland government is on FIFO …

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Do you really know where the potential health hazards lie in your workplace?

Businesses have a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of and avoid exposing workers to hazards to health …

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Signs

Are your safety assumptions out of date and potentially creating risks for your business?

One thing that history teaches us is that if we keep doing the same things we will get the same …

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Garbage

Do you really learn from incidents?

A recent Federal Court decision reminds businesses that in order to meet legal duties they must learn from incidents. This …

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