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 Old paper licences have been expired since 2008 – these have been replaced by a renewable, photographic licence card which shows the expiry date and the valid classes of high risk work i.e. LF.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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WHS 15/08 A Ice in the Workplace Long gone are the days where ‘ice’ was something to help chill your drink – the drug known as ‘ice’ is receiving a lot of publicity regarding its devastating effects on lives and families.  However, this drug can also have an effect on your workplace. Ice is considered […]

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WHS 15/08 B Proof:  Thorough drug and alcohol policy supports dismissal A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) provides encouragement to businesses, that a good policy can support a dismissal process.  This all resulted from an unfair dismissal case which was upheld by the FWC, agreeing with the employer that the employee deserved […]

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WHS 15/08 C New Drug & Alcohol Testing Laws from 16 October 2015 New amendments to the Building Code 2013, regarding drug & alcohol testing may have implications for other industries.  These amendments will require contractors on publicly-funded construction sites to have a policy in place for mandatory drug and alcohol testing by 16 October […]

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