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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 risk electrical and...

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 are going to control...

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 injury...

$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 risk of heat should be...

Free Regos to expire

Free Regos to expire

FREE REGISTRATION FOR PRIMARY PRODUCERS TO EXPIRE NEXT MONTH Free registration has been available to all Primary Producer heavy vehicle operators since July 2018 and was due to expire on 30 June 2021. However, due to the recent NSW COVID-19 lockdown and delays in...

National safety stats released and still work to do

National safety stats released and still work to do

Key Points: - Males, machinery, vehicles and agriculture topped the list of workplace injuries and fatalities - 96% of worker fatalities in 2020 were male. - Vehicle collisions accounted for 41% of all 2020 worker fatalities. - The agriculture, forestry and fishing...

Week 4 – National Safe Work Month

Week 4 – National Safe Work Month

Be Safe - Inside and Out  Key Points: - October is National Safe Work Month with the campaign ‘think safe. work safe. be safe.’ - Different safety themes and events are happening throughout the month - Businesses are asked to get involved and help develop the safety...

TurfPlus® update – WE 231021

TurfPlus® update – WE 231021

TurfPlus® update - WE 231021 This issue: There's plenty been going on over the past week - skim over or delve deeper. - TurfPlus® News - Free audit offer for TA members - WHS - Keep your head above Air Pollution - CoR - On the Road - latest issue - EMS - Synthetic...

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