Archive for Tag : safety

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[…]

ABANDONING WORKPLACE SAFETY EDUCATION

In October 2007 I travelled to Tasmania to run REFLECTIONS on invitation by Safety Standards Tasmania. This was during Safe Work Week and the presentation was being run in front of young school leavers as well as the Tasmanian inspectorate. This was also when I first met Karen and Guy Hudson. This was really the[…]

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[…]

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[…]

ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN ADELAIDE

One of the biggest, most awarded and independently certified companies in Australia was engaged to complete reinstatement works for a project. Having heard such great things about the company I had little concern – until I drove past the work site that is. Near the corner of the busiest South Australian intersection, these guys were[…]

I CHOSE TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY

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Published on: September 16, 2011

I could have saved a life that day But I chose to look the other way. It wasn’t that I didn’t care, I had the time and I was there. But I didn’t want to seem a fool Or argue over a safety rule. I knew he’d done the job before, If I called it[…]

THAT DANGEROUS CODE OF SILENCE

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Published on: September 1, 2011

I was in my car listening to 5AA with Graham Cornes and Stephen Rowe talking about the late suspension of Richmond’s Jake King after the Adelaide Crows mentioned an incident to the AFL Match Review Panel in relation to a tackle that allegedly caused a brain concussion to Andy Otten – an incident that the[…]

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[…]

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