Safety Legislation

The Largest Health and Safety Fines in British History A disastrous failure of health and safety practice occurred in June 2015 at the Alton Towers theme park in the UK. A malfunction with the ‘Smiler’ rollercoaster injured five people, with two young women having legs amputated. The monitoring system installed for the ride was inadequate, […]

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Keeping up to date with Australian Safety Standards for free! If it is vital for you to keep up to date with changes to Standards then you can pay $39.00 for a single license with Standards Watch to stay informed on up to 50 Standards. Prices for this range up to $7900 for a Large […]

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Workplace Health and Safety Representatives

by Dave Collins on September 13, 2015

What do WHS Representatives Represent? Posted on October 10, 2011 by The Safety Nerd OHS Representatives are not becoming an extinct species, but they are changing their spots. Out with the old, in with the new I say, and in waltzes HSRs – Health and Safety Representatives with more responsibility, more knowledge and more power […]

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What is a PCBU Under New WHS Legislation

by Dave Collins on September 13, 2015

The Safety Nerd strikes again!, I’m a big fan of the latest contributor to the safety blogosphere, her posts are quirky, practical, informative and just plain fun to read. Here is her latest post, enjoy: “pee-ka-boo” – the in’s and out’s of PCBUs Posted on September 21, 2011 by The Safety Nerd Okay, if you’re […]

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Building Code of Australia Is Now Free

by Dave Collins on August 27, 2015

Building Code of Australia Is Now Free The Building Code of Australia 3 volumes is now available free. No longer available in Hard copy. Use the link below. Next use the link and you can be directly on the ILO –These books used to cost hundreds but you can be directly linked now. The ILO […]

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Seven revised Codes of Practice!

by Dave Collins on August 27, 2015

Seven revised Codes of Practice! First posted here Codes of Practice are a really easy to read and useful tools in the Building and Construction Workplace. WorkCover NSW recently revised seven codes of practices were updated on 31 July 2015. The table of amendments at the end of each code summarise the changes. The seven […]

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Safe Work Australia Continues to Perpetuate Safety Mythology In December 2014 Safe Work Australia published Work Health and Safety Perceptions: Construction Industry. Despite the intentions of the report yet again Safe Work Australia continues to perpetuate safety mythology just as it does by endorsing such nonsense as Hazardman. On page 6 of the report is […]

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New Mining Legislation in NSW

by Dave Collins on June 5, 2015

A rundown of the new NSW Mining Legislation Riskology have provided a great summary of the changes to NSW Mining Legislation. Originally published here: http://www.riskologyconsulting.com.au/news/a-rundown-of-the-new-nsw-mining-legislation  Did anyone notice the new kid on the block? The new NSW Mining legislation? Like a low flying duck they flew pretty much under the radar, but is the new […]

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Codes of Practice (COP)

by Dave Collins on November 28, 2014

Codes of Practice (COP) If you have had Safety In Industry assist you with the development of a Safe Work Method Statement or consulted us about how to control a hazard, you will have heard us rant on about “what does the Code say ?” In short, as described by Safe Work Australia, Codes Of […]

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