Principal Update - Issue 3 - April 2014WH&S was taken seriously if the attendance at the two recent WH&S workshops is anything to go by. Thirty-one Member Principals or their WH&S Officers (or both) heard the message directly from WH&SQ Inspectors.


We would like to thank the following Member businesses for their attendance and taking WH&S seriously.

Alfred E Chave
Armstrong Bros
BG Brisbane
Central Park Produce
Costa Farms
Don Alroe & Sons
Franklin Bros
Fresh Produce Group
GNL Produce
Gollagher Bros
Ireland 53
J Allen
JE Tipper
JH Leavy
Lamanna Bananas
Lind & Sons
M&D Vegetable Specialists
Montague Fresh
Murray Bros
O’Toole Produce
Perfection Fresh
Premier Fruits
Priority Produce
Ross & Co
RW Pascoe
Sun Produce
United Lettuce
United Organics
Viva Produce
W S Williams


The WH&SQ Inspectors reiterated the general duties of the ‘person conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBU) with the message to manage your risk, manage your obligations and that you are responsible for your employees and their actions.

They went on to focus on their most recently identified issues:

• working at heights

• working in confined spaces (cold rooms)

• correct storage and use of chemicals in the workplace

• smoking while operating high risk work plant,

in addition, they will be reviewing tenant pallet racking and unsecured load travel around the site as a secondary focus.

These are important issues. In response to Members and tenants request a third information workshop has been scheduled for 9:30am, Wednesday 30 April 2014.

If you have not attended yet, it is strongly recommended that you register to attend this third session via either the Brisbane Markets Tenant Hub or by contacting Simmone Porter on 07 3915 4222 or [email protected].