How do you demonstrate Due Diligence?

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In the context of work health and safety (WHS), Due Diligence means taking every precaution that is reasonable in the circumstances to protect the health, safety and welfare of all workers and others who could be put at risk from work carried out as part of the business or undertaking. The intent of the positive… Read more »

Simec Zen Technologies prosecuted for breaches of WHS legislation

WHS Convictions and Prosecutions

SafeWork SA has been successful in its prosecution of an energy company for breaches of WHS legislation that resulted in an employee receiving serious burns to his arms and minor burns to his face while undertaking live electrical work in March 2016. Simec Zen Technologies (Power and Energy) failed to implement adequate hazard identification and… Read more »

Key Work Health & Safety Statistics, Australia 2018

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Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2018 published an overview of the latest national work-related injury, disease and fatality statistics. The latest statistics cover the trends, gender and age comparisons and industry breakdowns for work health and safety in Australia. Refer to the link below: Key work health and safety statistics, Australia 2018

National Safe Work Month this October

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National Safe Work Month is an important time for all employers and employees to focus on safety.  This October reiterate the importance to employees of working safely in order for them to arrive home to their greatest value in life – their families. Remember: Safety doesn’t happen by accident. Resources are available on the Safe Work Australia… Read more »

August is Tradies Health Month

August is Tradies health month

Safe Work Australia recently published an article reminding employers to protect their greatest asset – their workers. Safe Work Australia want to raise awareness of work health and safety risks for tradies – this includes technicians and trades workers, labourers, and machinery operators and drivers. Safe Work Australia’s CEO Michelle Baxter said that worksites for tradies… Read more »