CCTV Review Post-Incident by an Employer Compliant with Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) – Kaliszewski v DOJCS [2020] VCAT 27

Steven Kaliszewski, employee of Corrections Victoria, was demoted from senior officer to prison officer after an investigation reviewed CCTV footage and found him spending excessive periods in the lunchroom and not supporting the safety and security of his workplace. Kaliszewski complained that from the use of CCTV footage in the investigation that the employer breached […]

Changes for New South Wales Mining and Petroleum Operations – The Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum) Amendment Regulation 2019 (NSW)

The Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum) Amendment Regulation 2019 (NSW) amends the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (NSW) and commence from 1 February 2020. Please find outlined below the amendments to the legislation and reasoning behind the revisions. Clause Amendment Reason 3 Updated definitions of ‘Wiring Rules’ applying […]

WHS Experts engaged for Tasmanian Regulator Compliance Audit

The Work Health and Safety Experts (‘WHSE’) were engaged by a Tasmanian operation for proactive auditing to a range of regulatory and best-practice compliance measures. The energy audit incorporated the following: Current compliance with the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (‘NOPSEMA’); Electricity Industry Safety and Administration (Energy Efficiency) Regulations 2009 (Tas); Electricity […]

WHS Experts partner with WARRIORU

From February 2020, the Work Health and Safety Experts will sponsor the ‘WarriorU’ podcast series. Hosted by Special Forces Veteran Bram Connolly, the WarriorU podcast features special guests that will expand your thinking and knowledge surrounding topics ranging from human optimisation to entrepreneurialism, leadership and resilience. Bram’s kept good company as previous guests have included […]

WHS Experts Engaged for Singapore Due Diligence Audit

The Work Health and Safety Experts (‘WHSE’) were engaged by a Singapore-based operation for proactive auditing to a range of regulatory and best-practice compliance measures. The recent changes to the Singapore Work Injury Compensation Act (‘WICA’) from the WICA Bill, passed on 3 September 2019, now places additional potential offences and enhanced penalties on business […]

WHS Experts sign veterans employment commitment with Department of Veteran Affairs

The Work Health and Safety Experts is pleased to announce that we have signed a ‘Veterans Employment Commitment’ with the Department of Veteran Affairs. The signing outlines our recognition of the skills and experience that veterans bring to our work health and safety consultant workforce. The Work Health and Safety Experts remains committed to the re-training and […]

WHS Experts Engaged in WA for Enforceable Undertaking Representation

The Work Health and Safety Experts (‘WHSE’) were recently engaged by a Western Australian-based operation to provide work health and safety consulting in relation to an enforceable undertaking. The enforceable undertaking was entered into under Division 3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (WA). An enforceable undertaking legally binds an organisation to implementing […]

Discrimination for loss of employment after a spent conviction for drug offences – AA and RR [2019] WASAT 141

In 2018, the employer received an anonymous tip that a cleaning contractor with multiple years of service had been charged with varying illicit drug offences. After confirming the charges, the employer suspended the contractor until the outcome of the charges were known. On 15 January 2019, the contractor plead guilty to all offences and was […]

Updates in 2020 to Singapore’s Work Injury Compensation Act (‘WICA’)

The changes to the Singapore Work Injury Compensation Act (‘WICA’) from the WICA Bill, passed on 3 September 2019, come in effect from 1 January 2020. The changes include: Sharing of previous claim information of an employee between insurers; Compensation to be initially based on the current incapacity within six months of the date of […]

WHS Experts Engaged in NSW for HSE Shutdown Coverage

The Work Health and Safety Experts (‘WHSE’) were recently engaged by a New South Wales-based operation to provide health, safety and environment advisor shutdown coverage during critical works. With 18 contractors and over 600 personnel on-site, the seven WHSE advisors performed: Daily toolbox talks and focus topics; Delivering inductions and HSE training; Desktop and job […]