IRHR 16/03 The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has varied some awards with new or changed terms about taking annual leave.  A majority of these changes take effect from 29 July 2016 and affect the following awards used by businesses in the Brisbane Markets and our Retail Program members, including but not limited to: Storage Services […]

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IRHR 16/02 The Fair Work Commission’s Minimum Wage Panel has delivered a 2.4% increase to Modern Award minimum wages on Tuesday 31 May 2016. The federal minimum weekly wage will increase by $15.80 per week ($0.41 per hour) to $672.70 per week ($17.70 per hour) from the first full pay period on or after 1 […]

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WHS 16_01C Seatbelts are a must! During recent visits by Work Health & Safety Inspectors they have highlighted the re-occurrence of forklift drivers not wearing seatbelts.  Just this morning, Brismark’s forklift licence training provider, witnessed a forklift driver, driving across the intersection from Southgate to the main gates of the Brisbane Produce Markets, not wearing […]

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WHS 16_01B Is your forklift licence valid? Old paper licences have been expired since 2008 – these have been replaced by a renewable, photographic licence card which shows the expiry date and the valid classes of high risk work i.e. LF. These High Risk Work licences are valid for five years.  You can check online […]

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WHS 16_01A Does your business have a Traffic Management Plan? This question is frequently being asked by Workplace Health and Safety Inspectors, who are on alert for unsafe work practices and visit the site on a weekly basis. Would your business be able to provide WHS Qld Inspectors with a Traffic Management Plan? Coupled with […]

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QA 16/01_B Do you check your food scales? Your food scales are an important part of your business processes, with most businesses employing external experts or have the correct tools to check the calibration is correct.  But do you check if they are level.  Incorrectly levelled food scales can have an adverse effect on the […]

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