$150,000 fine after fall leaves worker a paraplegicDecember 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 guilty recently in the Wynnum Magistrates Court to breaching s.32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, installed, maintained and inspected working at height fall arrest anchorage systems.
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