Archive for Tag : Self-Regulation

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[…]

THE THING ABOUT JUSTICE

I know in my own personal travels from within VOID and since my own son’s death, I’ve lost count of the number of times people have commented on how ‘strong’ we Mothers and Fathers are who have dealt with our collective grief and gone on to fight systems. It’s rather odd because being strong is[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

DESAL PLANT – TO STRIKE OR NOT…

It wasn’t that many years ago I sat much farther to the right than left. Left? Isn’t that where we see all the clowns with long beards, dreadlocks and a joint in their mouth preaching world peace and … rhaa rhaa rhaa! Ahh well, they do say time is a great teacher. Yes, there was[…]

SELF REGULATION IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Categories: OHS Topics
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Published on: June 28, 2011

I’ve commented quite a bit about my frustrations on how poorly our OHS laws are regulated and enforced in South Australia generally but I thought it was time to do more than complain about it. It’s time we took a closer look at this issue through the camera lens. You can click on the image[…]

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