Browsing: Equipment and plant

THU
3:15PM

Safety concerns upheld in six-person reinstatement order

A major logistics employer should have been more transparent with a group of shift managers who expressed safety concerns when they were asked to step into stevedoring roles during an industrial dispute, a full bench of the Fair Work Commission has found in upholding the reinstatement of all six managers.

THU
2:09PM

PCBU fined for consultation and category-2 breaches

A PCBU that declined to act on the safety advice of an electrician has been convicted and fined for three serious WHS offences, including failing to consult and coordinate activities with the company tasked with installing and commissioning its imported plant.

THU
2:39PM

Long-standing unsafe process prompts warning

Employers have been reminded of the stringent safety laws that apply to electrical equipment, after a company was fined for allowing such equipment to be tested by unlicensed staff.

WED
3:32PM

Fatality inquiry sends reminder on power tool dangers

A coronial inquiry into the death of a recently immigrated worker has highlighted the very real dangers faced by inexperienced workers and posed by power tools, particularly tools with unsafe modifications or faults.

WED
2:05PM

Incident attracts WHS notice on smoking, leads to EU

A PCBU's $504,000 enforceable undertaking has provided valuable insight into the wide range of workplace issues that attract the attention of WHS inspectors, including where staff smoke their cigarettes.

WED
11:37AM

Additional hours created WHS risks and breached FW Act

The Federal Court has in a rare ruling on reasonable additional hours found there were "obvious risks" in requiring a meat worker to put in 50-hour weeks while using knives and lifting heavy weights.


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