Business and management > Regulations, accreditation, standards

Last chance to have your say on Australian WHS strategy

29 March, 2021

Safe Work Australia is asking industrty members to complete a five-minute survey about the current Australian WHS Strategy 2012–2022.


Committing to cabling compliance

15 March, 2021 by Paul Stathis, Chief Executive Officer

In Australia, cabling regulations are mandated under the Telecommunications Act, ensuring that installers, products and installations meet stringent criteria.


Household appliance performance standards revised

11 March, 2021

Standards Australia has published a revised series of standards to better enable selection of energy-efficient household appliances.


Mental health risk assessment tool goes digital

05 March, 2021

Queensland employers now have access to People at Work, said to be Australia's only validated and evidence-based psychosocial risk assessment survey.


SafeWork investigations standardised

26 February, 2021

The NSW Government has launched a new service standard for handling workplace incidents.


Disciplinary action for five licence holders

19 January, 2021

Five electrical licence holders were subject to disciplinary action throughout November and December 2020.


LCA focuses on non-compliant products

15 December, 2020

LCA continues to maintain its position on the use of non-compliant products in Australia, reporting 17 suspected products to the electrical safety regulator.


NOC requirements for temporary disconnections

24 November, 2020

Building and Energy in WA has issued a reminder on the Notice of Completion (NOC) requirements.


Union criticises response to power station death

24 November, 2020

Failure to prosecute over the death of a worker at a power station two years ago is being described as a denial of justice.


Deadline draws near for new smoke alarm requirements

19 November, 2020

Requirements in Queensland for hardwired interconnected smoke alarms in residential settings are broadening from 2022.


Construction companies struggle to keep up with regulations

10 November, 2020

A recent Australian construction industry poll has found keeping up to date with regulations is the most challenging part of quality and safety compliance.


Are you across Section J requirements of the National Construction Code?

02 November, 2020

The NCC outlines the minimum performance-based requirements for new and refurbished buildings across a range of topic areas.


WorkSafe blitz as businesses reopen

30 October, 2020

Inspectors from WorkSafe Victoria (WSV) will be out in force as the state opens up, ensuring employers are doing everything they can to protect their workers.


Ten-year licence disqualification for electrical worker

21 October, 2020

Queensland's Electrical Licensing Committee has disqualified an electrical worker from holding a licence for 10 years.


Mandatory face masks for all in Victoria — including trades

16 October, 2020

ESV is reminding tradespeople across Victoria that face masks are now mandatory.


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