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Worksafe WA info sessions

Worksafe WA is hosting a number of  information sessions, All in together - new work health and safety laws , on the National OHS Laws in January. WA has been participating in the harmonisation of national occupational health and safety laws. The federal, state and territory government's are ... read more

Work safely in hot conditions

Worksafe WA has provided a bulletin on working safely in hot conditions including measures to take to minimise the likelihood of heat illness. The bulletin provides practical advice for employers and workers on heat illness, related health and safety problems and actions and measures to take to prevent or ... read more

Safe roads, safe speeds, safe vehicles and safe people

Feedback is sought on the national road safety improvement strategy, safe roads, safe speeds, safe vehicles and safe people, to guide national action over the next decade. Australian Transport Ministers have asked the heads of transport and roads agencies around the country to work together ... read more

Victorian standard on erection of structural steel

WorkSafe Victoria has launched a new industry standard on the Safe Erection of Structural Steel for Buildings . This industry standard has been designed to raise awareness of the dangers associated with erection of structural steel in the construction industry. The standard provides practical guidance for the ... read more

QLD guidance note on mobile cranes

A new technical guidance note on operating a mobile crane (slewing/non-slewing) has been released by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ).  From 30 August 2009, an employer must not allow a person in charge of and/or operating a mobile crane (slewing/non-slewing) to also undertake their own dogging work or supervise a ... read more

Info on WA construction induction regulations

WorkSafe WA has released updated guidance information on construction induction training to assist stakeholders in meeting the requirements of the new regulations which came into effect in Western Australia on 1 August 2009. The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (1996) have changed to reflect the national approach ... read more

National OHS laws on track

On 29 April 2010 Safe Work Australia members endorsed the amendments and a revised version of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act, which has been posted on the Safe Work Australia website, www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au . By December 2011, each jurisdiction will be required to enact their own jurisdictional ... read more

Queensland fire occupational licensing mandatory from 1 January

From 1 January 2011 it will be compulsory for all practitioners undertaking or supervising fire protection work in Queensland to hold the appropriate licence. Queensland introduced fire occupational licences from 1 January 2009. The Queensland Building Services Authority (BSA) fire occupational licensing means all practitioners carrying out or supervising ... read more

New process for Qld RTOs applying for WHSQ regulated units

From 1 March 2010, the Department of Education and Training (DET) and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) implemented a new process for handling registration applications that contain units of competency or accredited courses that lead to outcomes regulated by WHSQ. The new application process requires registered training organisations (RTOs), ... read more

National racing industry training conference - Adelaide

A national conference focusing on training for the racing industries in Australia will be held at Allan Scott Park Racecourse, Adelaide, on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July. The conference, which is being organised by the AgriFood Skills Australia Racing Industry Standing Committee, is for racing industry personnel, training ... read more

e-Skills business launched in SA

The South Australian Government has launched a not-for-profit business to offer market driven, affordable e-skills development services to assist organisations and individuals achieve their e-learning and business goals. e-Skills will be providing workshops on key e-learning technologies and softwares such as Moodle, PowerPoint and video resources. To commence, e-Skills ... read more

Report examines OHS regulation across Australia

A report released by the Productivity Commission has identified significant differences in occupational health and safety (OHS) regulation and in the actions of OHS regulators across the jurisdictions that are hard to justify. While OHS regulation plays an important role in promoting safe work practices, excessive regulation can have adverse consequences ... read more

Introduction of pool safety inspector licensing in Qld

The Queensland Government has introduced legislation into Parliament to establish the legislative and administrative arrangements for the pool safety inspector licensing system. The Building and Other Legislation Bill 2010 proposes the amendment of the Building Act 1975 (BA) to allow for the implement of the legislative and administrative arrangements ... read more

Mandatory RSA considered in draft ACT liquor legislation

An exposure draft to overhaul the ACT Liquor Act 1975 proposes the introduction of mandatory responsible service of alcohol training for all staff and security guards. ACT Attorney General Simon Corbell said the ACT Government is seeking feedback on this important suite of proposed reforms. "This ... read more

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OHS review in Business Services Training Package

Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA) has commenced a scoping review of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) qualifications and units of competency contained within the BSB07 Business Services Training Package.  In 2008, Safe Work Australia released new guidelines for integrating OHS into national Training Packages. The guidelines included the ... read more

E-learning OHS tool for young workers

WorkCover NSW has launched an interactive online tool designed to take the guesswork out of workplace safety for young workers. Hazard-a-Guess, is a free e-learning tool that helps workers under 25 and school students aged between 15 and 18 years identify and address workplace safety risks. Hazard-a-Guess is ... read more

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service targets budget accommodation compliance

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) is urging owners and occupiers throughout northern Queensland to ensure they comply with budget accommodation regulations. Providers of budget accommodation have an obligation to be aware of and comply with regulations designed to ensure safety. Recent investigations undertaken by ... read more

ACT amends Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Australian Capital Territory has introduced a range of amendments reforming its Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989 . The amendments will strengthen the Occupational Health and Safety Council provisions and offences under the Act as well as  the Dangerous Substances Act 2004 . The amendments are the first ... read more

Training for safe Australian skies

Safety in Australian skies will be enhanced through a new aviation threat and error management training course for passenger and general aviation operations. The Australian Government, through the Australian Transport Safety Bureau , has contributed $250,000 to enable the Australian Regional Office of the Guild of Air ... read more

Workplace safety a national priority - Safe Work Australia Week 2007

The Australian Safety and Compensation Council  has made workplace safety a national priority with the launch of Safe Work Australia Week 2007. Safe Work Australia Week will be held from 21 to 27 October.  It will encourage all working Australians to get involved in, and concentrate on, ... read more

National standard and code of practice for manual tasks declared

The National Standard for Manual Tasks (2007) and the National Code of Practice for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders from Performing Manual Tasks at Work (2007) were declared by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council on 22 August 2007. The aim of the ... read more

National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work declared

The National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work has been declared by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council . It is part of a package of occupational health and safety material in support of the National Standard for Construction Work . ... read more

WA restaurants and cafes score badly on workplace safety

A WorkSafe WA  inspection program in the state's restaurant and cafe industry has revealed a generally low level of compliance with occupational safety and health laws. Statistics show a high level of injuries in the industry.  The inspections program's goal was to gauge which workplace factors and tasks were the ... read more

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Formal agreement reached on harmonisation of OHS legislation

The May meeting of the Workplace Relations Ministers' Council (WRMC) marked an historic commitment to occupational health and safety (OHS) reform in Australia. Ministers agreed in-principle to the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety (IGA). Ministers noted that this will ... read more

Safe Work Australia newsletter out now

The latest edition of the Safe Work Australia newsletter has been released. This publication focuses on key issues in occupational health and safety and workers' compensation matters, and provides an update on the work of Safe Work Australia. This edition has articles on the model legislation, Safe Work Australia ... read more

Increased controls on asbestos removal in WA

Changes to occupational safety and health laws in Western Australia will soon come into operation to ensure that only workers with the proper skills and knowledge can remove asbestos. The changes to the licensing requirements for the removal of more than 10 square metres of asbestos aim to minimise ... read more

New WA code for safeguarding of machinery

A new code of practice for the safeguarding of machinery and plant has been released by the Western Australian Commission for Occupational Safety and Health. Commission Chair Tony Cooke said the code of practice aims to assist workplaces to maintain a safe working environment. "The code explains how ... read more

New swing stage courses in Qld

The Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET) has completed the accreditation of the two swing stage courses required under the Scaffolding Code of Practice 2009 . The two courses are: 30825QLD Course in safe erection/installation of swing stage scaffolds 30826QLD Course in the safe use ... read more

New RSA framework in QLD

A new Responsible Service of Alcohol framework has been developed in Queensland to ensure licensees and staff are able to meet the new mandatory RSA requirements which came into effect on 1 July 2009. RSA is now mandatory for all staff involved in the service or supply of alcohol in Queensland. The framework includes: ... read more

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New laws promote fairness across South Australia's transport chain

New laws in South Australia have addressed the underlying causes of overloading and poorly-secured loads on heavy vehicles by requiring all parties in the logistics chain, including the users of freight services, to take 'reasonable steps' to prevent on-road offences. This is consistent with model national laws developed by ... read more

Using e-learning to boost workforce skills in SA

Workplace training in South Australia is being given a boost through a new strategy to promote the use of e-learning using information technology, such as the web, CD and computer-based learning resources. The South Australian e-learning strategy website promotes and explores e-learning as a tool to train and up-skill. ... read more

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Training organisations adopt new aviation standards

A new era in aviation maintenance in Australia has begun with the approval of the first training organisation to operate under introduced world-class maintenance licensing and training standards. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)has given the Brisbane-based training organisation Aviation Australia approval to operate under the new ... read more

CASA gives passengers highest priority

A new Civil Aviation Safety Authority policy will ensure that aviation operations carrying passengers are given the highest safety priority, standards and regulatory oversight. The Industry sector priorities and classification of civil aviation activities  policy allocates the bulk of CASA resources to ... read more

Safety audit findings a wake-up call to Queensland mining industry

Queensland's Minister for Mines and Energy, Geoff Wilson, has noted that early findings from the first of a series of mines safety audits are a wake up call for the industry. As reported in the April 2007 edition of Licensing Line News, the Mines Inspectorate ... read more

Funding boost to keep Queensland fishermen safe

Queensland's commercial fishing industry will benefit from a $30,000 investment into research to find ways to improve maritime safety practices. The research aims to identify world's best marine safety practices and develop ways to apply this knowledge for the benefit of the industry. The joint Queensland Seafood Industry ... read more

SA takes national lead in bio-security training

A new state of the art training facility puts South Australia in the national forefront of training in bio-security and the control of biological risks. The significantly upgraded Veterinary and Applied Science Centre at Gilles Plains TAFE is designed to meet the growing demand for skilled technicians in biotechnology ... read more

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Australian Government committed to building a safer construction industry

The first group of companies to achieve full accreditation under the Australian Government's new building and contruction scheme has been announced.  The fourteen companies are now accredited under the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme, which began operation in March 2006. The scheme demonstrates the shared commitment ... read more

Review of national guidelines for integrating occupational health and safety into national industry competency standards

The Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council has been contracted by the Australian Department of Employment and Workplace Relations to review the national guidelines for integrating occupational health and safety into national industry competency standards. The current guidelines were developed to assist industry to ... read more

New national OHS laws open for comment

The public comment period on the new model occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation is now open. The development of national OHS laws has been driven by Safe Work Australia, in partnership with the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. The Workplace Relations Ministers' Council agreed to the release ... read more

New construction induction arrangements in QLD

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has sent out a reminder that it is now a requirement under Queensland workplace health and safety laws that any person performing construction work in Queensland must have successfully completed a construction induction course before they can start work in any construction activity. Construction activities include: ... read more

New wine labelling rules for South Australian wine makers

The South Australian Government has made changes to the state's wine labelling requirements with the Trade Measurement (Pre-Packed Articles) Variation Regulations 2007 . Wine producers will have the choice of complying with the new wine labelling standards or continue abiding by the existing rules for the local market. ... read more

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CASA releases draft VFR syllabuses for aeroplane and helicopter

Licensing Line News, in the October 2007 edition, reported on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority 's (CASA) plan to increase training for helicopter pilots. The same article noted CASA's plan to strengthen the education materials made available to all pilots. CASA has now released draft visual flight ... read more

Victoria introduces a new road safety strategy

Victoria has announced a range of road safety initiatives designed to achieve a significant reduction in the road toll. The initiatives, part of the Victorian Government's arrive alive 2008-2017 road safety strategy , follows from the successful first arrive alive strategy. The new road safety strategy includes: ... read more

Queensland food safety laws to protect the public

The Food Act 2006 came into effect in Queensland on 1 July 2006 and required businesses involved in the manufacture, preparation and sale of food to the public to have nominated a Food Safety Supervisor by 22 February 2008. A Food Safety Supervisor is responsible ... read more

New tobacco laws for South Australia and the ACT

The Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997 has recently been amended to introduce a number of significant changes to the sale of tobacco in South Australia. The changes, which should be noted by tobacco retailers , include: a person must not sell a tobacco ... read more

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ACT to introduce mandatory responsible service of alcohol training

The Australian Captial Territory (ACT) Government has announced its intention to introduce mandatory responsible service of alcohol (RSA) training for liquor licensees and bar staff. The government will also consider extending the mandatory training requirement to all staff involved in the service of alcohol, including security guards, floor hostesses, room service staff ... read more

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Website takes new approach to identifying injury risks

WorkSafe Victoria has launched a new website to help businesses identify safety risks affecting them and their workforce. The Injury Hotspots website uses five years of workplace injury insurance claims to provide a snapshot of how people get hurt most often and what can be done to ... read more

QLD outlines minimum competencies for food safety auditors

Queensland Health has established a list of units of competency which are required by persons who are considering applying to become approved food safety auditors under the Food Act 2006 . These units have been agreed by food regulators across Australia as the basis for training and assessing ... read more

NARA registration now available for QLD RTOs

Registered training organisations (RTOs) which are registered in Queensland but operate in more than one other state or territory are now able to transfer their registration to the National Audit and Registration Agency (NARA). NARA was established in 2007, following a decision by the Ministerial Council for Vocational and ... read more

Intellectual property units of competency under development

Innovation and Business Skills Australia , one of Australia's ten national industry skills council, has been engaged by Intellectual Property Australia to conduct a project to develop units of competency covering intellectual property. The following seven draft units of competency have been developed: Manage intellectual ... read more

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New QLD regulation brings in training requirement for fire safety advisors

The Queensland Government's Department of Emergency Services has announced that under the remade Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 , high occupancy buildings will be required to appoint and train a Fire Safety Adviser (FSA). Under the regulation, a FSA is required to be appointed and trained ... read more

New training requirements for SA building contractors and supervisors

New training requirements have been approved in South Australia for building work contactors and supervisors following a review of the requirements under the  Building Work Contractors Act 1995 . Two new units of competency from the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (BCG40106) have been ... read more

New real estate registration requirements in SA

From 21 January 2009 all auctioneers and land sales representatives in South Australia will be required to be registered and carry a photographic registration card. The requirement is part of new South Australian real estate laws which commenced on 28 July this year. Industry participants are encouraged to apply ... read more

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Safe Work Australia legislation enters parliament

Legislation has been introduced into the Federal Parliament to establish Safe Work Australia, a new national independent body to lead and improve occupational health and safety (OHS) and workers' compensation arrangements in Australia. Safe Work Australia will be an independent statutory authority, established by the Australian Government with an ... read more

New demolition and asbestos courses in Qld

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) is advising registered training organisations (RTOs) that two recently developed accredited courses to meet licensing requirements in the areas of asbestos removal and demolition work are now available for purchase. From 1 February 2009, people holding a certificate to perform work in ... read more

New Queensland workplace health and safety laws impact rural operators

The new Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008 came into effect in Queensland on 1 September 2008 when the old regulation expired. The new regulation is the result of two sets of public consultation from November 2007 to February 2008. A significant change ... read more

NSW begins recognition of SA construction induction qualifications

On 14 November 2008, WorkCover New South Wales (NSW) commenced recognising occupational health and safety construction induction qualifications obtained in South Australia, known as the 'white card', as proof of completion of construction induction training equivalent to WorkCover's OHS General Induction for Construction Work in NSW course. ... read more

Safe Work Australia Week award winners

As part of the national celebrations for Safe Work Australia Week all states and territories hold their annual Safe Work awards. This year businesses and organisations of varying sizes and in a range of different industry areas received recognition for the safe work practices and initiatives they are employing ... read more

Workplace fatalities reports released

Safe Work Australia Chair, Mr Tom Phillips AM, has announced the release of two reports on workplace fatalities, the Notified Fatalities Statistical Report 2008-09 and the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities, Australia 2006-07. The Notified Fatalities Statistical Report 2008-09 provides the most recent information on work-related fatalities which are ... read more

National health and safety laws endorsed

In an historic decision, the Workplace Relations Ministers' Council (WRMC) has endorsed the harmonisation of model work health and safety laws. The model work health and safety provisions presented to Minsters will now become the agreed model Act. In endorsing the model Act, Ministers noted the views expressed ... read more

New multi-crew pilot licence proposed

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority is proposing to introduce a multi-crew pilot licence for people to train specifically to become first officers in air transport operation. This is being considered to address failures in teamwork, a major contributing factor in airline accidents. The year-long training for the new licence ... read more

Pilot competency training system explained

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has published guidance material to explain the competency based training and assessment system in place in Australia to ensure qualified and experienced pilots. Competency based training and assessment is the way in which pilots achieve the specified standards for licences, ratings and endorsements.  All flight instructors, approved ... read more

Aviation maintenance industry gets a new edge

Australia's aviation maintenance industry can now take advantage of a new set of world-class licensing and training standards. The new standards offer greater international competitiveness to Australia's large aircraft maintenance industry and pave the way for a complete overhaul of maintenance regulations. Maintenance personnel and training organisations now have ... read more

SA update on high risk arrangements

South Australia has not yet implemented the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work (the Standard). SafeWork SA is currently amending the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1995 to incorporate the Standard's requirements and expects to introduce these as law in 2010. ... read more

New general safety induction training requirements in Queensland

Recent changes to workplace health and safety legislation  in Queensland mean that people working in additional types of construction work are now required to hold a General Safety Induction (Construction Industry) Card (also known as a blue card). Previously all people doing building work, housing construction, civil construction and ... read more

New Safe Work Australia newsletter

Safe Work Australia has published the first edition of its new newsletter publication the Safe Work Australian . This publication focuses on key issues in occupational health and safety (OHS) and workers' compensation matters, and provides an update on the work of Safe Work Australia. The first ... read more

Safe Work Australia legislation passed

The Safe Work Australia legislation is now law, allowing for the creation of Safe Work Australia, the new national body to lead and improve occupational health and safety (OHS) and workers' compensation arrangements in Australia. The creation of Safe Work Australia is an important step towards achieving harmonised occupational health and ... read more

New standard to open pathways for trainee marine pilots

The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) has released for public comment a draft standard on Competencies for Trainee Marine Pilots. Marine pilotage involves directing and controlling the movement of a vessel through near-shore and inshore waters unfamiliar to the ship's master - or providing navigation advice to the master ... read more

SA information sessions on high risk system

SafeWork SA will be conducting information sessions in locations across South Australia during October and November on the implementation of the new high risk licensing system. SafeWork SA is advising that people who perform high risk work will be affected by licensing changes to be introduced in South Australia ... read more

WA communique on construction induction training

The Training Accreditation Council, WorkSafe WA and the Department of Education and Training recently released a joint communique' detailing WorkSafe WA's position on the induction training. The communique' also details the Training Accreditation Council's amendment to registration process for the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry. This unit ... read more

National agreement on OHS harmonisation

For the first time governments from each state and territory and the Commonwealth have formally committed to the harmonisation of occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation. Through an intergovernmental agreement the harmonisation of OHS legislation which will ensure that businesses can comply with one set of ... read more

Code of conduct for Victorian liquor licensees

Packaged liquor licensees in Victoria are now required to comply with a new code of conduct as a condition of their licence. The code was developed by licensees and their association, the Office of the Small Business Commissioner and the Director of Liquor Licensing. It aims to minimise ... read more

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SA high risk work licensing arrangements

SafeWork SA has released an information sheet to outline the changes to licensing for high risk work in South Australia. The changes are in line with the state's introduction of the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work . The information ... read more

Victorian fact sheets on high risk and construction induction delivery

WorkSafe Victoria has released fact sheets for registered training organisations (RTOs) with advice on delivering high risk work licensing units of competency and the construction induction training unit of competency. The fact sheets detail the process RTOs need to go through to be recognised by WorkSafe as approved to ... read more

Comment on licensing and the scope of building work in South Australia

The South Australian Office of Consumer and Business Affairs has released a discussion paper dealing with licensing and the scope of building work regulated under the Building Work Contractors Act 1995 . The paper, Discussion Paper I Building Work Contractors Act 1995 - Licensing and the Scope ... read more

Decision allows school-based electrical apprenticeships in SA

Teenagers have won the right to commence electrical and refrigeration apprenticeships while still at school in South Australia, following a recent decision handed down in the South Australian Industrial Relations Commission. A case was heard in the Industrial Relations Commission in January and went to trial in March to ... read more

Firefighter framework drives training success in South Australia

A comprehensive staff development training framework is driving the skilling of South Australia's firefighters with nationally recognised qualifications. The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service employs approximately 750 full-time firefighting personnel, as well as a contingent of non-uniform support staff, at its 35 fire stations throughout Adelaide and South Australia's ... read more

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TAFE in rural and isolated communities conference - Port Lincoln

The 2009 TAFE in Rural and Isolated Communities (TRIC) Conference will be held from 5-7 August in Port Lincoln, South Australia. The conference invites individuals representing TAFE, industry, education, regional development and broader VET sector organisations to attend the conference. This year the conference theme will be 'Navigating the ... read more

QLD safety workshops for small businesses - QLD

A series of workshops will be held across Queensland to improve safety in small and medium sized businesses. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is offering three different of free workshops, which are designed to: provide a quick check at a glance whether a business is meeting its ... read more

Security industry reforms in Queensland and South Australia

Some state governments are implementing reforms to the security industry which will affect the way licenses are issued. Queensland Fair Trading Minister Margaret Keech recently announced that the Security Providers Amendment Bill 2006 would complement counter-terrorism activities here and in other jurisdictions. The Bill implements a ... read more

New Scaffolding Code of Practice in QLD

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has announced that the Scaffolding Code of Practice 2009 (Code) commenced on 3 July 2009, and replaces the 2004 Code. Changes have been made to improve safety standards for scaffold erectors and users. The most significant change has been the introduction of ... read more

Aviation operators warned over appropriate licences and qualifications

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is advising air operators and maintenance organisations to make sure their pilots and licensed aircraft maintenance engineers are appropriately qualified. This follows a recent court case where a person pleaded guilty to conducting aircraft maintenance without holding the appropriate licence. Aviation organisations are ... read more

Recommendation to change swing stage regulations in Qld

The Queensland Government will implement the recommendations of an independent reference group , set up after the two deaths on a Gold Coast building site in June, to improve the safety of swing stage scaffolding. Swing stage scaffolding consists of suspended work platforms, such as those used ... read more

Victoria updates RSA refresher course website

Consumer Affairs Victoria in Victoria has updated and given a new look to the Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) Refresher Course, which is located on its website. The online course provides the opportunity for those who have previously completed an RSA Course to update their knowledge ... read more

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TAFE receives approval to deliver training for aircraft engineers

TAFE NSW is the first Australian TAFE to receive certification to deliver new internationally recognised training for apprentice aircraft engineers. South Western Sydney Institute will be the first to deliver the training under the new maintenance engineering training standards. In 2007 CASA introduced the maintenance training and licensing ... read more

Multi-crew pilot licence proposals released

Proposals for the introduction of an Australian multi-crew pilot licence (MPL) have been set out by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). A notice of proposed rule making has been issued providing the broad framework for the new category of licence, which was established ... read more

Submissions called on Model OHS Laws

Written submissions are now being called to comment on the National Review into Model Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Laws. This is an important step in moving towards harmonisation of Australia 's workplace safety laws and provides an opportunity for stakeholders to influence the direction of OHS ... read more

SA increases penalties for workplace safety breaches

South Australia has introduced tougher penalties for workplace safety breaches with the introduction of the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (Penalties) Amendment Act 2007 . The amendment, which took effect from 1 January 2008, increased the maximum penalties for corporate offenders and the public sector. ... read more

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