07 Dec 2018

quad bike accident fatality
Tags: Quad bike accident In October 2018, a quad bike operator suffered fatal injuries while managing a back-burn on a rural property. He was last seen driving up a road and was found deceased about 20 minutes later underneath the quad bike. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. There were no witnesses and we continue to work with the Queensland Police Service to de...

30 Nov 2018

construction advice and tips
Construction wiring is the term used for temporary electrical installations on construction sites that supply power to and around the premise. While the wiring may be temporary, the installation requirements are not, and electrical workers must ensure construction wiring complies with the Wiring Rules, AS/NZS 3000, and AS/NZS 3012 Electrical Installations – Construction and Demolition si...

28 Nov 2018

In November 2018, a worker was fatally injured after he fell 15 metres while trying to move a large mobile grain auger away from a silo. Early investigations indicate the weight of the opposing end of the auger was greater than the end he was holding. As he pulled the auger away from the silo, the opposing end dropped, propelling him into the air. Investigations are continuing. Preventin...

26 Nov 2018

In October 2018, members of the public sustained a range of injuries after a stunt car lost control and collided with a perimeter fence at a public event. Early enquiries indicate the car used a ramp in the arena as part of the stunt performance just before it hit the fence. Investigations are continuing. Preventing a similar incident Many public events are commercial enterprises, such a...

12 Nov 2018

The Queensland Government is investing millions of dollars to help producers better manage drought and climate events with new tools including more reliable forecasting, insurance products and customised climate information. Visiting the University of Southern Queensland campus at Toowoomba on Wednesday, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner said the $21 million Dro...

03 May 2018

Designers and installers of PV installations need to ensure cables and cable connectors being used in the PV installation will be operating within voltage ratings specified by the manufacturer. This is so the cables and connectors will not be electrically stressed and breakdown through exposure to voltages higher than they are designed for. PV cables and connectors must have the followi...

02 May 2018

In March 2018, a 19 year old worker sustained fracture injuries to both kneecaps, partially severed fingers on one hand and a severe laceration to his calf when he fell approximately three metres from a roof. An edge protection system was installed around the roof perimeter. The system was erected by a scaffolder and consisted of a post and rail setup. Scaffold components were used to c...

19 Apr 2018

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will match the State Government’s financial commitment and jointly fund the construction of the Rookwood Weir in central Queensland. QFF President Stuart Armitage said the Rookwood Weir would create further opportunities for high value agriculture and the regional communities the industry...

18 Apr 2018

The incident happened whilst a worker was making a tractor counterweight by welding empty fuel drums to a steel frame. When the worker placed the welder to the top of a drum, there was an explosion, engulfing him. The fuel or ignition source hasn’t been confirmed. The man sustained full thickness burns to more than 95 per cent of his body. He was transported to Cairns Hospital where he ...

13 Apr 2018

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner today announced the release of the Palaszczuk Government’s five-year plan to build the framework for Queensland’s future biosecurity system, to protect the state’s almost $20 billion agriculture industry. Minister Furner said the Queensland Biosecurity Strategy was a blueprint to ensure Queensland remained at the forefront of ef...