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How to Hold a Great Toolbox Talk or Safety Meeting

How to Hold a Great Toolbox Talk or Safety Meeting

Firstly toolbox talk's and safety meeting's are not just for construction sites and major projects, every business needs to talk about safety and that's what these meetings are all about. So before you say, 'but I'm a small business I don't need these' think again,...

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First Aid in Your Workplace

First Aid in Your Workplace

Managing First Aid in your workplace can be difficult. Learn about what you should do and get a free guide on implementing what your business needs.

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Failure to Notify

In Australia, there have been more than 10 prosecutions for failure to notify a health and safety regulator of a notifiable incident over the past 12 months. Moreover, since April 2015, there have been at least 33 such prosecutions - 16 of which occurred in Victoria...

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Company fined for forklift injuries

A Hardware store has been convicted and fined $85,000 after two workers were injured when heavy steel tubes fell from a stationary forklift. South Australian-based Balhahn Pty Ltd, trading as Balhannah Mitre 10 (the Company), pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to...

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Company and director fined $900,000 after death

A Victorian court levelled combined fines of $880,000 against a building company and its director over the death of a 21-year-old apprentice at a construction site in 2013. Jacbe Builders and director David Fergusson were fined $700,000 and $180,000 respectively in...

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Can you dismiss an Employee for Excessive Sick Leave?

The not so simple answer to the questions is, Yes you can dismiss an employee for excessive sick leave and No you can't unless you have done everything correctly. Let me explain. Firstly, it is unlawful to treat an employee adversely (e.g. to dismiss them) because...

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