New Guide for managing the risks of working in heat released by SafeWork AustraliaDecember 8 2017
Heat is a hazard in many Australian workplaces, whether work is performed indoors or outdoors, so the guide has been produced to help employers and workers stay safe.
People in control of the workplace, such as managers and supervisors, as well as workers, all have duties under work health and safety laws to manage risks to worker health and safety, such as those associated with working in heat.
The ‘Guide for managing the risks of working in heat‘ can be accessed on the Safe Work Australia website.
Government launches safety blitz to drive down construction deathsNovember 22 2017
Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean today launched a year-long blitz to crack down on dodgy construction businesses which put their workers at risk. Mr Kean said the number of falls …
Height Safety and Access System Compliance ChecklistSeptember 4 2017
A Facility Managers Height Safety and Access Systems Compliance Checklist has been added to the RIS website in the Technical area. This tool is available for Facility Managers to use to …
WHSQ Incident updates: Serious falls from height at the Gold CoastJuly 24 2017
There have been several recent falls from height at the Gold Coast which are being investigated by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ). In the 11 July 2017 incident in Ashmore, …
WorkSafe Victoria announces new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) and Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017July 21 2017
WorkSafe Victoria announces new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) and Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 (EPS Regulations) commencing on 18 June 2017. Resources are available to assist you in understanding the …
SafeWork NSW Announces Construction Industry Safety CrackdownJune 29 2017
SafeWork NSW has today announced a safety crackdown on the construction industry, following a recent spike in serious injuries to workers on Sydney building sites. In the past week alone, three …
RISsafety completes installation on Channel 9’s The New BlockJune 24 2017
RISsafety recently completed the installation of height safety systems on Channel 9’s The New Block. www.9now.com.au/the-block