ATV farm vehicle fatalities come under scrutiny of SafeWork NSW

Following three fatal accidents already this year the demonisation of irresponsible care when operating a Quad bike or similar has resurfaced SafeWork NSW is reminding farmers to wear seatbelts, use helmets and choose the right vehicle when using side-by-side vehicles, quad bikes and motorcycles after a spate of incidents. On-farm accidents involving children where there […]

La Nina weather pattern blamed for spate of accidents from operators using excavators

SafeWork NSW says La Nina is contributing to a rise in excavator incidents and as a result SafeWork Inspectors have begun visiting excavation sites throughout the State to ensure safety and remind those excavating about ‘Before Your Dig Australia’ requirements. Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said SafeWork’s ‘Excavation and Earthmoving Plant Safety Program’ will continue […]

Climate Council puts top 10 corporate polluters on notice with personal letter

The Climate Council says it’s time to end the free ride for Australia’s biggest polluters, with the Climate Council issuing a direct challenge to the country’s worst offenders to clean up their acts. As the Labor Government draws up plans for reforming a regulation that’s supposed to be reducing pollution (known as the Safeguard Mechanism) […]

Next stage of vehicle safety campaign begins for NSW businesses

Stage 2 of SafeWork NSW’s Safety Around Your Vehicle Compliance Project is underway to promote safer working practices when loading, unloading and working around vehicles. SafeWork Executive Director, Tony Williams, said performing tasks around vehicles is the leading cause of non-driving serious injuries and fatalities in road transport and logistics. “During Stage 1 of the […]