WorkSafe Victoria ERTS update

By on April 9, 2018

GAVIN MOREIRA, Members Services Manager for the CMPA provides a report on the latest incidents as reported to WorkSafe Victoria.

The latest Earth Resources Tripartite Safety Forum was held at WorkSafe in Melbourne on 21st February 2018. The following information relating to incidents in quarries was presented.

Visits to quarries 1 October 2017 to 31 January 2018

There were 111 primary visits conducted, resulting in 63 Improvement Notices and 14 Voluntary Compliance Actions.

Traffic Management / Site Security and Safe Systems of Work required the most improvement notices.

See below for a breakup of the Notices for the current period:

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Further details were requested from WorkSafe on what inspectors were looking for and the issues regarding the different types of hazards. A question was also raised about evidence of whether the statistics are showing an improvement of safety on sites and safety for employees.

Details of a Serious Incident (below) which occurred within the reporting period Oct 2017 – Jan 2018:

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