Community Health & Safety alerts

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These alerts have been provided to give you a more detailed understanding of specific cases that may relate to your building, and to help you determine the priority that may need to be allocated to a specific risk.

They will also give you a better understanding of any changes that may be introduced by each state authority, or changes to the overall legislation.

These safety alerts and updates are published by Safe Work Australia and departments of WHS in different states that highlights an incident or unsafe practice to industry. They outline the required action to be taken to prevent the incident from reoccurring or to prevent the unsafe practice.

Please note that it is important to report any incidents that may occur at your property, and to advise us of any hazards that you consider a potential risk to your strata scheme. These can be reported direct to your strata manager, strata committee member, or by calling our Community Health & Safety service on 1300 065 024.

Alert type Published date
Help to raise asbestos safety awareness this November 2016
Managing risks of exposure to diesel exhaust in the workplace 2016
Unit Fire and Safety Issues 2016
Residential park laws; fire risk notice for property; plus strata consultation closing soon 2016
Fall through unprotected skylight 2016
Manage falls risks while working on roofs in housing construction 2016
Shane Webcke’s new safety film – Playing it safe 2016
Proposed changes show QLD Government’s commitment to work safety 2016
Bankstown unit fire inquest 2016
Electrical Safety Switches – Safety switches protect you 2016
Ethanol fireplaces safety warning – from Attorney-General 2016
Factsheet – Minimum Expectations for Contractors on your Site from QIA Group 2016
Asbestos overhaul to make worksites safer 2016
‘Stay safer up there, switch off down here’ – QLD 2016
Asbestos overhaul to make worksites safer 2016
‘Stay safer up there, switch off down here’ – QLD 2016
Community Health & Safety Asbestos Information 21/08/2014
Work Health and Safety QLD Legislation Amendments 16/05/2014
FM Article re Committees 14/10/2013
FM Article re RCDs Installation 14/10/2013
Safe Work Australia – Duties of Volunteer Officers 14/10/2013
Safe Work Australia – Emergency Plans 14/10/2013
Safe Work Australia – Factsheet 14/10/2013
Safe Work Australia – Hand Arm Vibration 14/10/2013
Safe Work Australia – Incident Notification Fact Sheet 14/10/2013
Safe Work Australia – Labelling Hazardous Chemicals 14/10/2013
Safe Work Australia – Minor Asbestos Contamination 14/10/2013
Safe Work Australia – PCBU Duties to Workers 14/10/2013
Safe Work Australia – Slips & Trips 14/10/2013
Safe Work Australia – Electrical Risks 14/10/2013
Solutions IE Hynes WHS Legislation Legal Opinion 14/10/2013
WorkCover NSW – Update – Electrcial Hazards for Plumbers 14/10/2013
WorkCover NSW – Update – Hand Held Saws 14/10/2013
WorkCover NSW – Update – Ladder Use 14/10/2013
WorkCover NSW – Update – Live Electricity 14/10/2013
WorkCover NSW – Update – Masonry Walls 14/10/2013
WorkCover NSW – Update – Mobile Plant and Overhead Power 14/10/2013
WorkCover NSW – Update – Mobile Plant 14/10/2013
WorkCover NSW – Update – Objects Falling from Scaffolding 14/10/2013
WorkCover NSW – Update – Roof Works 14/10/2013
WorkCover NSW – Update – Scaffolding 14/10/2013
WorkCover NSW – Update – Wall Demolition 14/10/2013