Inadequate safe work procedures cost company $39,000

Scrap metal business Trading Metals Pty Ltd has received a conviction and been fined $39,000 plus court costs in the Industrial Magistrates Court after a worker’s finger was crushed while he was helping load pallets on a trailer. On 27 March 2014, the worker, an...

Is Paperless Safety Possible?

In this day and age everyone has a smartphone, we all have access to the internet and technology seems to be everywhere, even my car can talk to me. So why do safety systems seem to be so far behind in the technology stakes. I have used a multitude of different safety...

Record fine of $1.1 Million Sends a Message

An employer has been handed the highest fine for a single safety offence in Australian history, in a case which shows judges will impose significant penalties, under the harmonised WHS Act, on those with poor safety records. ACT Industrial Magistrate Lorraine Walker...