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Worker injured by electrical arc flash, company fined - 16.11.17

An electrical arc flash injury has led to a $65,000 fine for a mining company. FQM Australia Nickel Pty Ltd received the fine in the Perth Magistrates Court after a worker was injured in an electrical arc flash at the company’s Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations. An electrician on site was working... Read more.

Correct equipment needs to be available and used - 13.11.17

Industries need to be supplying their workers with the correct equipment to do the job safely. The message comes after Broadspectrum (New Zealand) Limited was sentenced last week in the Christchurch District Court. The sentencing follows an incident in February 2015 where a worker of Broadspectrum (New Zealand) Ltd, formerly known... Read more.

Mining company fined for arc flash incident - 9.10.17

A mining company has been fined $65,000 in the Perth Magistrates Court following an incident in which a worker was injured in an electrical arc flash at the company’s Ravensthorpe nickel operations. The victim was employed as an electrician on the site was working inside an electrical substation on... Read more.

Electricity Safety Weeks put a spotlight on electrical safety - 5.9.17

A series of events this week will shine the spotlight on electrical safety as part of Electricity Safety Week. From September 4 to 8 a host of events tailored specifically for electrical contractors and workers will be held in Queensland. Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace said this is... Read more.

Take immediate action to manage known risks - 24.8.17

Businesses must immediately take action to manage their known risks – identifying and listing them is not enough, says WorkSafe New Zealand. This follows the first sentencing under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 of Budget Plastics Ltd for health and safety breaches after a worker’s hand... Read more.