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SafeWork SA calls for compliance for imported plant, machinery

19 November, 2020

SafeWork SA has reminded businesses to ensure all plant and machinery imported from overseas complies with Australian Standards.

EXAIR EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac

01 November, 2020

EXAIR's EasySwitch Wet-Dry vacuum uses either a standard or HEPA certified filter when vacuuming dry material.

Stage one of ACCC quad bike safety standards takes effect

14 October, 2020

The first stage of mandatory safety standards for all new and imported second-hand quad bikes has come into effect, to improve the safety of the quad bikes.

Snack food maker fined $80,000 for workplace incident

24 September, 2020

Yarra Valley Snack Foods has been fined $80,000 after a worker sustained serious injuries to his lung, ribs, lower back, leg and ankle in a workplace incident.

SafeWork NSW to crack down on crane operator compliance

06 August, 2020

SafeWork NSW inspectors will conduct a compliance blitz across the state, verifying licensing and operator competency on crane operators at worksites.

Preparing building HVAC systems for a return to work

14 July, 2020

With COVID-19 restrictions easing and workers returning to their places of work, building HVAC systems must be considered as part of a safe reopening.

Warning issued after farmer dies while inflating tyre

16 June, 2020

The South Australian Coroner has issued a warning about the risks of inflating tyres, following the death of a man on a farming property while inflating a tyre.

Measure the risks before you enter a safety and compliance minefield

16 March, 2020 by Vinh Lam*

In food processing machinery there are stringent hygiene standards that must be followed both for local markets and for exporters — and these standards are not always the same.

Maintaining worker safety around plant hydraulic systems

28 February, 2020

Operating plant hydraulic systems presents many risks for workers; SafeWork SA has issued a safety alert to minimise the risks of plant usage.

Safety alert issued on remote controlled plant operation

22 January, 2020

SafeWork Victoria has issued a reminder about safely operating remote controlled plant and equipment, following the death of an employee operating a crane.

Ensuring tractor safety to minimise rollover accidents

15 January, 2020

Reduce the risk of rollover accidents when operating tractors by understanding the causes of overturns and following safe operating practices.

ACCC issues safety warning for quad bikes and SSVs

19 December, 2019

The ACCC has urged those riding quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles (SSVs) to stay safe, by wearing helmets and installing operator protection devices.

Excavator bucket detaches from semiautomatic quick hitch, crushes leg

19 November, 2019

A worker's leg has been crushed after an excavator bucket unexpectedly disconnected from height during a house demolition.

Bridge crane falls, injures worker

21 October, 2019

A crane operator has been injured after a bridge crane's anchoring system failed, causing the crane to fall to the ground.

RCT SmarTrack fleet management system

10 September, 2019

RCT's SmarTrack Global fleet management system allows for global reporting and seat, seatbelt, speed and weight monitoring.

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