Regulator News

SAFETY SOAPBOX

WorkSafe’s OHS news bulletin for the construction and utilities industries, Safety Soapbox, hit our inbox yesterday. It contains information on:

  • Working safely on electrical installations
  • Health and safety month events
  • Managing risks associated with high winds
  • Prosecutions
  • News from interstate
  • A summary of reported incidents

Safety Soapbox can be viewed online here.

ENGINEERED STONE LICENCES

The requirement to apply for an engineered stone licence came into effect on 15 November 2021 to undertake an engineered stone process at the workplace.

A transition period until 14 November 2022 provides time to prepare a licence application and applications submitted by Nov 14 then will be free. Licences granted will be valid for 5 years from this date.

Licence requirements must be met before a licence will be granted and as part of the application process a WorkSafe inspector may attend the workplace to verify requirements are met.

Penalties will apply to employers who work with engineered stone without a licence after 15 November 2022.

Find more information here.

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