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Standards Australia update on standards being reviewed

May 31 2015

Standards Australia has provided an updated Active and Approved Project listing. This reports that AS/NZS 1891.1, AS/NZS 1891.2, and AS/NZS 1891.3 Standards are currently in redrafting stage, whilst AS/NZS 5532 has a project approval by the committee to determine if a review will be conducted. Refer to www.standards.org.au for more details.

Other News

$150,000 fine after fall leaves worker a paraplegic

December 18 2017

A workplace incident in which a maintenance worker fell six metres and was left paraplegic has resulted in a $150,000 fine for the height safety company involved. The company, which pleaded …

New Guide for managing the risks of working in heat released by SafeWork Australia

December 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 …

Government launches safety blitz to drive down construction deaths

November 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 Checklist

September 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 Coast

July 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 2017

July 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 …