Browsing: Authority/inspectorate (VIC)


Criminal checks enabled by WHS Bill; and more

  • Criminal checks of safety representatives enabled by NSW WHS Bill; and
  • Injury-surveillance crackdown agreed to in Vic, in principle.

Employer fined after object falls 160m; apprentice killed by hydraulic equipment

An employer has been fined for workplace management and control breaches, after a heavy object fell 160 metres from a 58-storey development in the heart of Melbourne. Meanwhile, a regulator has outlined safety control measures for hydraulic equipment, after an apprentice was killed.


Consultation and labour-hire changes start; and more

  • New safety consultation and labour-hire laws commence in Vic;
  • Consolidated electricity safety laws introduced in Tas; and
  • Workers' comp changes proposed by Tas.

Poor diagrams attract $100k safety fine; Qld awards open

A major employer breached its safety duties by producing inaccurate sectionalised diagrams for an infrastructure upgrade, a court has found in convicting and fining it $100,000. Meanwhile, Queensland's workplace safety awards have opened.


WHS regulator targeting workplace buildings; and more

  • Have you assessed your workplace buildings for asbestos? A WHS regulator is checking, in support of national plan; and
  • Employer fined after forklift load falls.

Duty holders fined $320k over makeshift height measure

A company and its director have been fined heavily for failing to ensure fall prevention measures were in place before height work commenced, with their breaches resulting in a man falling from a plank. Another company has been fined for failing to ensure the harnesses it provided to personnel were worn at all times.


New near-miss duties pass Parliament; and more

  • New near-miss duties and injury provisions pass in Vic; and
  • Miller to identify barriers to managing ACT's psychosocial hazards.

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