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Prosecution highlights safety language barrier

31 May, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a warning to companies who employ workers with limited English to take extra measures to ensure workers are trained and able to do their job safely.

Hydramet chlorine safety courses

20 May, 2010 by

Hydramet courses for chlorine safety awareness (3 h) and chlorine operator training (8 h) can be tailored to suit a user’s training requirements and can be held on the user’s premises.

BullEx Pressure Vessel Prop firefighting training tool

12 May, 2010

The BullEx Pressure Vessel Prop is a heavy-duty advanced firefighting training tool with intense flames, real heat and smart controls. The pressure vessel can be used to create multiple scenarios that challenge firefighters to use the correct strategies, including handling dangerous goods, gas leaks, chemical spills and flammable liquid fires.

New HSR training guidelines

10 May, 2010

Comcare has recently released new guidelines for the training of health and safety representatives.

Seven steps to maximising safety and profits

19 April, 2010

Safety and profitability can and should coexist in every company, even in industries like mining and construction, where hazards are a daily issue for workers and production schedules are critical to management. For safety and profitability to successfully coexist, it is essential for the people who employ workers in these fields to understand that an outstanding safety record is directly linked to the company’s bottom line.

Vocam Safety-TV online training

18 March, 2010 by

The Vocam Safety-TV incorporates over 25 safety channels and is regularly updated, with selected titles available in French, German, Spanish, Hispanic, Mandarin, Malay and Cantonese. The online safety training and human resources library includes over 600 online training videos and e-learning courses.

Abigroup opens multipurpose construction training facility

09 March, 2010

Mobile heavy machinery simulators that use world-first technology have been deployed in Abigroup’s new $6 million multipurpose construction training facility in the Gold Coast, recently opened by the Queensland Premier, the Honourable Anna Bligh.

Treotham Automation Plant and Equipment Risk Assessment Service

14 January, 2010 by

The Automation Plant and Equipment Risk Assessment Service is a risk assessment and harm minimisation process to ensure plant and equipment is compliant with regulations and safe to operate.

WorkCover guide for residential construction industry

15 December, 2009

A site-specific induction guide for housing industry builders was released recently by WorkCover NSW.

Safety alert for air-conditioning installation

01 December, 2009

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has issued a Safety Alert to warn installers of air-conditioning systems about the risk of working on pressurised plant.

Teachers’ resource to promote safety

06 November, 2009

The South Australian government has launched an education kit for teachers to introduce workplace safety to school children, to make them better prepared for safety in the workplace.

Gas safety training system

23 October, 2009

The BullEx Gas Trainer trainer’s system can simulate gas leaks and gas clouds without using any real gas, enabling training in a totally safe environment.

BullEx simulated gas detector training

20 October, 2009

The Gas Trainer Trainer’s System is said to have revolutionised gas detection training in Australian industry, reducing business's training impact on the environment.

Would you know how to respond to a major safety incident?

01 October, 2009 by Paul Stathis

A serious safety incident is, without fear of contradiction, a serious crisis. While the primary concern is to minimise the negative impact to injured workers, appropriate measures also need to be put in place to minimise the consequential negative impact to the company and all other stakeholders involved in the incident. While a safety incident is not a welcome experience, a degree of preparedness is essential to mitigate its effects.

‘Fall protection posters

23 September, 2009 by

A range of free educational fall protection posters has been released, aimed at raising the awareness of proper safety practices for people working at height.

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