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 […]

IRATA International TACS update

IRATA International has published the fourth edition of the Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme (‘TACS’). The document is used in conjunction with the IRATA International Code of Practice. The document’s revision reflects current industry best practice and furthers IRATA’s commitment to continuous improvement in setting the highest standard for industrial rope access methods worldwide. All […]

Fall from 2.5M costs $937,502 – BOEHM V STRONGBACK PTY LTD [2011] VSC 463

In 2007, carpenter Peter Boehm fell from 2.5m from a 1.8m A-frame ladder whilst installing a cover on a hot water system in Fitzroy, Victoria. Boehm brought common law proceedings for negligence against his employer for not providing a safe work environment. Prior to the updated Occupational Health and Safety Regulations in 2007 (and again […]