Archive for Tag : evidence

LABOR’S CORE VALUES! REALLY?

The above snippet is taken from South Australian Parliament HANSARD – from our Legislative Council in September 2011. We agree with Minister Wortley in this comment. The functions of SafeWork SA are of very high importance and the work undertaken needs to be of a very high standard. If that were more the reality, perhaps[…]

AN EPIC FAIL ON DESAL PLANT SAFETY

The Parliamentary Select Committee On the Lonsdale-Based Adelaide Desalination Plant has been hearing evidence for many months now in relation to matters of the Desal plant. Tuesday 15th November 2011 at 11.30am the committee will sit again. It’s not going to be easy for anyone to discredit or question the testimony of the brave man[…]

HARMONISATION LAWS HIT A BRICK WALL

Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations Rob Lucas has been busy ensuring the public is duly made aware of the consequences of the proposed National Harmonised Work Health and Safety Regulations. IT’S GOING TO PUSH UP PRICES Of course the best way to create a little opposition to these new laws is to throw some fear[…]

HE SAID “THEY WERE RIGHT UP THERE”

CORONERS COURT REPORT “They were right up there…” That was the answer given by Mr Hawkins at the Coroner’s Inquest yesterday when asked a question about Premier Road Services attitude toward Occupational Health and Safety at the time Kym Greenhalgh was killed. The court heard that there had been numerous ‘Fault Reports’ made on this[…]

CAN’T HIDE SLOPPY OHS IN THIS COURT

The matter before the Coroner’s Court in Adelaide this week relates to a tragic workplace death in April 2008 which killed Kym Charles Greenhalgh. Mr Greenhalgh worked for a company called Pioneer Road Services and they were at the time undertaking road resurfacing work in the Adelaide Hills town of Meadows in South Australia. It[…]

STORM’S A BREWIN’ IN ADELAIDE

NUMBER 1 We reckon the gusty winds brought a few people undone today. It certainly appears that there were a few hairy moments out there today. Was it the wind? Maybe that depends which way it was blowing but at any rate, it just goes to show how easily things can go horribly wrong. I’m[…]

DOES THIS LOOK FAMILIAR?

You might recognise this image from the building site from this News item on September 9th 2011. As we advised on back then by way of comment, SafeWork SA had paid a visit to this construction site and the situation appeared to have been remedied quite quickly. Well, now we don’t actually know for sure[…]

SELF REGULATION IN SA

It’s a long way down and we know human beings don’t bounce and we know they lose their balance at times. These wooden trestles are perfectly fine when used at ground level but we’ve got to wonder whether proper scaffolding wouldn’t be a safer option here?  Isn’t it legislated that trestles should not be used in[…]

THE STEWART-CROMPTON REVIEW

MEDIA RELEASE ~ 12th AUGUST 2011    SafeWork SA Inspection Practises 2011 (The Review by Mr Stewart-Crompton) The report released by Minister Wortley yesterday outlines recommendations made by Robin Stewart-Crompton and on the surface those recommendations do address some important concerns that were aired by the Coroner in February 2011. VOID has been asking for[…]

FULL COURT DECISION

IAN MARKOS V QUIN INVESTMENTS & NIKOLAI KUZUB It’s hard to fathom but once again we have not one but three grieving families looking down the barrel of many, many more months of legal delays until this matter is finalised. The frightening aspect in all of this is the uncertainties of where it will all[…]

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