Assess Safety Risks in Storms & Flood

Key Points:  – Injury risks are significant in storm and flood damage clean-up. Safety should be a priority. – Often helpers and volunteers can be involved in clean-up and WHS obligations apply. – Assess risks and follow appropriate orders for high...

New SWMS added

Turf Plus is helping you with one of your least favourite safety compliance documents – SWMS. Safe Work Method Statements – SWMS for short – commonly known as Swims. They are a great way of recording and communicating risks in our jobs, and how we...

WorkSafe launches new mental health strategy

The Mental Health Strategy 2021-2024 outlines WorkSafe’s plan to prevent mental injury, build capacity for mentally healthy workplaces and support injured workers. Last year, WorkSafe received 3,518 new mental injury claims. The proportion of all new workplace...

$50,000 compo after racial slurs

A truck driver who was subjected to repeated racial abuse over the course of several years by his employer has been awarded $50,000 in compensation, with the Federal and Family Court criticising the employer’s “toxic” work culture. Racial slurs used to refer to the...
Driver sued after crash from mobile

Driver sued after crash from mobile

After a driver crashed a truck while using a mobile phone, the transport owner and the truck’s owner successfully sued him for their losses and were awarded more than $545,000. A court rejected the driver’s claim that the duty of workplace health and safety they owed...
When the heat is on

When the heat is on

Key Points: – Heat risks are significant in Australian summers and Safework has updated their guidance. – Changes to the advice on heat stroke include calling 000 for an ambulance – Recent prosecutions highlight the importance of planning – The...