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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.

Worker doused in sugarcane mud and liquid

27 August, 2019

WHS Queensland are investigating after a release of hot sugarcane mud and liquid left an evaporative plant operator with extensive burns to his upper body.

Bullivants mobile sales, service and repair truck

22 August, 2019

Bullivants' mobile sales, service and repair truck provides lifting, rigging and height safety equipment as well as other services on-site.

Worker injured by exploding earthmover tyre

08 July, 2019

A young worker has suffered severe facial injuries after an earthmover's tyre exploded while he and another worker were removing a tyre from a split rim.

Industrial waste equipment moves forward in 2019

02 April, 2019

You may wonder how it is that big jobs can get done easily. Firstly, it's because you don't have to do everything yourself when working on a major project.

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