Ladder Safety


Many years ago, my cousins fell from a two storey house and landed on his back.  He was lucky enough to walk away from this workplace incident.  To this day he still has ongoing back issues, but fortunately he is still alive and able to walk.  Many workers in Australia either lose their life or […]

Compliance at a Glance

Some businesses struggle to ensure they are compliant in all areas of their business.  With safety compliance I find a lot of businesses don’t know what they need until something happens or they have a near miss.  Being proactive is the best but where do business owners need to start?  Attached is a checklist developed […]

Can a trip hazard result in loss of sight? YES


Gavan McGuane’s life changed in a matter of seconds after a completely preventable workplace incident involving a trip hazard. At just 36, Gavan lost all vision in one eye, and 80 per cent of his vision in the other, after he tripped and fell onto a beer keg, resulting in an alkaline substance mixed with […]

Management System = BUSINESS Growth

Management Systems

So you may be wondering what is with the title of this article Management System = GROWTH.   So there is so much talk out there whether its in the marketing fields, finance fields, sales fields with regard to GROWTH, but something businesses forget about as part of this is their systems.  In order to […]

Aggravation of a pre-existing injury

Can an employer be liable for aggravation of a pre-existing injury? YES If a worker has a pre-existing injury (eg knee injury from weekend) and they then aggravate this further in the workplace the employer can be liable!! Regardless of where the injury was sustained, all workers are required to be FIT FOR WORK.  Fit […]

Injuries can spiral out of control

Do you think a splinter injury in the workplace could cost thousands of dollars and result in a permanent impairment to the worker? YES!! Injuries, no matter how small can sometimes result in a much larger injury if not managed well by both the worker and the employer. I have had extensive workplace rehabilitation experience […]

Have you been bullied?

HAVE YOU BEEN BULLIED? I have……..Warning this is a long post but please take the time to read and you may make a difference to someone’s life. These days most people are unable to say they they have not either witnesses bullying, been bullied or know someone that has been bullied.  Its pretty sad that […]

Tiffany Ward Story

What were you doing at 18? Tiffany was recovering from a severe workplace incident!! On 14 October 2008, 18-year-old Tiffany Ward sustained horrendous injuries to both of her arms when they were dragged into a rotating auger screw of a potato processing machine. Tiffany, a factory process worker, had been cleaning food scraps out of […]

Angle Grinders

As I have previously posted, on the 4th February a Queensland Worker received fatal injuries while operating a 230mm (9 inch) angle grinder.  The worker was killed when part of a broken disc struck the worker’s chest at high impact. Angle grinders are one of the most dangerous tools in any workplace.   The following is […]

Why I am passionate about Safety

WE ALL WANT OUR LOVED ONES TO COME HOME SAFE FROM WORK. For me, safety awareness began at a very young age. In 1985, thanks to a sheer miracle, my father didn’t die in a workplace incident. At the time he was working for a bitumen company in Mackay. He and his Manager were cutting […]