Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:34
Carbon monoxide can be deadly - are you up to date with best practice test procedures?
Master Plumbers, in conjunction with the PIC, PICAC and ESV, are once again offering their Carbon Monoxide Testing - Practical Test Procedures training course.
Training is free and will provide you with the skills and knowledge to use CO testing equipment and complete the practical procedure to test gas appliances for CO emissions.
Thursday, 07 March 2013
Thursday, 07 March 2013 08:32
That time of the year is nearing whereby many plumbers will
need to renew their plumbing licence.
As you prepare to renew your license, perhaps it’s also time
to reconsider your insurance requirements.
Master Plumbers Insurance Brokers (MPIB) can help you
arrange insurance that best suits your particular business at the most
affordable price. With over 10 years experience arranging insurance for the
plumbing industry, we have a thorough understanding of the work you do and the
risks you face.
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:01
The MightyLift is a powerful lightweight lifting device that
is designed to be versatile, portable, strong and most of all safe. The beauty
of the MightyLift is that it is designed to lift plant and equipment in a safe
and responsible manner. The MightyLift is an approved health and safety product
which won 1st prize in the 2008 work safe awards.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Thursday, 24 January 2013 08:55
About 28,000 Victorians lodged an injury claim in 2012 - the
lowest on record. However, there were 12 fatalities recorded in Melbourne and six in regional
Four of these involved men falling from roofs or through
Members are reminded that precautions must be taken when
working on roofs and at heights.
Read the full story
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Thursday, 24 January 2013 08:53
Safety blitz heads west
WorkSafe inspectors will be targeting housing construction
sites in the western part of the state in February as part of Operation
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:30
December are the deadliest times of the year for workplace fatalities, so don’t
drop your guard before Christmas.”
That’s the message to every Victorian
employer and worker from WorkSafe, which is striving for a fatality-free
countdown to the end of the year.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Thursday, 15 November 2012 09:24
The latest updates regarding work health and safety harmonisation, workers compensation and WorkHealth checks...
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 10:24
Don't risk missing WorkSafe Week in 2012! It's the easiest and most effective way to find solutions and get the latest on health and safety, return to work and health and wellbeing.
With over 100 free seminars and events across the state, it's your chance to learn everythign you need to make improvements at work.
Thursday, 04 October 2012
Thursday, 04 October 2012 13:56
WorkSafe has released a Safety Alert about how to manage the risk of explosion from leaking portable flammable gas cylinders inside work vehicles.
Workers have died or sustained serious injuries after their work vehicles exploded. These explosions occurred when gas from leaking portable gas cylinders ignited inside the vehicles. In many cases, the ignition source was the vehicle’s electrical system.
Monday, 24 September 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012 15:53
Join us for a new series of Industry Networking Evenings throughout October and November!
This series will focus on 'The Law and You' and we will address a number of key issues including National Licensing, commercial contract law and workplace health and safety.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Thursday, 13 September 2012 12:56
WorkSafe has released a Safety Alert highlighting the dangers associated with using synthetic fibre slings (often known as soft slings).
The alert provides advice on how to control the various risks associated with their use.
View the Safety Alert
Monday, 03 September 2012
Monday, 03 September 2012 15:50
The September issue of Australian Plumbing Industry magazine is out now - look out for your copy in the mail!
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Thursday, 23 August 2012 14:08
Our Carbon Monoxide testing training courses are running again throughout September - this is your last chance to complete training in 2012!
Carbon monoxide can be deadly, are you up to date with best practice test procedures?
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012 11:38
WorkSafe has released a reminder relating to the dangers associated with trenches after an incident last week where a trench collapsed on a plumber while he was connecting a sewer at a housing construction site in Packenham.
Monday, 16 July 2012
Monday, 16 July 2012 11:24
There is a risk of a fire causing property damage and injury to plumbers involved in electrofusing polythene pipes and fittings because of the application of excessive heat over a short period of time. A draft effect may occur during the process, overheating the polyethylene and causing the material to catch alight.
Thursday, 05 July 2012
Thursday, 05 July 2012 14:35
inspectors will visit small businesses in Shepparton in August to check on
health and safety compliance as part of an ongoing campaign across regional
Thursday, 05 July 2012
Thursday, 05 July 2012 14:22
A Horsham company has been fined $50,000 after a worker’s
leg became entangled in an unguarded sweep auger, causing the calf muscle on
his right leg to detach and lacerations requiring about 100 stitches.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Thursday, 21 June 2012 10:14
investigating the death of a labourer who fell from the roof of a
factory that was being renovated at Oakleigh South last week.
inquiries indicate he may have fallen up to 5m on to the floor of the building
which was having its roof replaced.
Wednesday, 06 June 2012
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:10
The July-December PICAC training schedule is now available.
Check out the latest courses on offer, including Geothermal Heat Pump Systems (part of the Green Plumber suite of training courses) and the new licence level courses on offer.
Thursday, 31 May 2012
Thursday, 31 May 2012 10:06
An unlicensed asbestos removalist has been convicted and fined $13,250
for doing unlicensed asbestos removal, his second offence in two years.
In November 2010, Geelong-based Joshua Luke Marshall, operating as
Affordable Demolitions and Asbestos Removals, told a renovation company he was
licensed by WorkSafe to carry out asbestos removal at an Anglesea property,
although he didn’t hold a licence.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 08:53
WorkSafe inspectors will be visiting businesses in Traralgon this week as part of the Safe Towns campaign.
The Safe Towns campaign involves inspectors visiting regional areas to check on health and safety compliance and return to work laws.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Thursday, 24 May 2012 11:09
The Carbon Monoxide testing course is back by popular demand!
The course will be delivered in Wangaratta on Tuesday 26 June at Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE.
Training is free for plumbers!
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:24
Our Plumbers ACTion (PACT) book can help keep you and your employees safe.
Wednesday, 09 May 2012
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 15:14
The new National Construction Code (NCC) came into effect on 1 May 2012.
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:30
WorkSafe inspectors will visit small businesses in Ballarat later this month as part of the Safe Towns campaign.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:10
WorkSafe has released Safety Alert regarding storage of gas cylinders in vehicles.
The Safety Alert provides advice about how to manage the risk of explosion from leaking portable flammable gas cylinders inside work vehicles.
View the Safety Alert
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:35
A WorkSafe campaign targeting health and safety compliance in Bendigo last
week found room for improvement after inspectors handed out 117 notices
requiring businesses to act on breaches.
WorkSafe inspectors visited 212 Bendigo workplaces as part of the Safe
Thursday, 01 March 2012
Thursday, 01 March 2012 15:15
WorkSafe is holding a free workshop aimed at providing employers with the tools and tips they need to help keep injured
workers motivated during the return to work process will be held on 15 March.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 00:00
WorkSafe has announced it will begin a week-long blitz of
business in Bendigo this week.