Exciting news!

Join my session at the Workplace Health & Safety Show in Sydney on 20-21 September 2023. Get ready for two days of live interactive Seminars. Let’s shape a safer work environment together. See you there! Register free today!https://lnkd.in/gc9Xg_Xy

Construction in Mining – Unpacking the WA WHS Regulations Podcast

LinkSafe’s “Construction in Mining – Unpacking the WA WHS Regulations” webinar scheduled for Tuesday 22nd August will no longer be taking place, but never fear, it’s still going ahead!Alan Tait and I are preparing the perfect Podcast.Simply hit the link below, fill in your details and it will be sent directly to your inbox.What will be … Read more

The 4 Principles of WHS – Safe Work Australia Guidance Unpacked

Please join Harold Downes (gun contractor safety management lawyer) and myself for a free webinar on 12 July 2023 hosted by LinkSafe to unpack and clarify recent guidance issued by Safe Work Australia. Sadly the guidance over simplifies and confuses these principles in respect of contractor safety management. I strongly urge you to join us to ensure … Read more

Better Late Than Never

A decision by the Full Bench of the Industrial Commission has shown a chink of light in the bleak landscape of prosecutions in NSW of Principal Contractors for incidents involving specialist contractors.Safework NSW had sought leave to appeal an IRC decision to revoke an improvement notice issued to a Principal Contractor, and internal review decision … Read more

An Oldie but a Goodie

Here is a link to an article I wrote in 2022 about the importance of properly prequalifying contractors, the real purpose of doing so and tips to do it well.SueClick here to view

Critical WHS Terms in Contractor Safety Management

I am running the next LinkSafe Legal Professional Development Webinar on 22 March 2023. The session will focus on unpacking critical terms within WHS legislation that define the extent of obligations owed to and by contractors in respect of safety. It is critical to have a clear understanding of these terms as they essentially drive … Read more

QLD Magistrates Decision Beware The Detail

A QLD Magistrate recently handed down a decision that may cause some angst, but careful reading of the factual matrix is important to avoid misunderstanding the impact of the decision. A cleaning contractor employed two “sub-contractors”. One of the “sub-contractors” walked across a roof, while ignoring a metal walkway, and fell resulting in serious injuries. … Read more

And we are back!

The “new” WHS Mining Regulations are creating some consternation particularly in respect of the management of contractor safety. However, the picture is not so very bleak, and the regulations are a good news story, if you understand what they actually require. I am speaking at the “Contractor Management under WA’s new Work Health and Safety … Read more