News & Events

Darwin company charged for illegal asbestos removal

A Darwin based manufacturing and building company has been charged by NT WorkSafe with five breaches of the work health and safety legislation for illegal asbestos removal work.

Education provider pleads guilty to 2015 student fatality

​A Northern Territory education provider has been convicted and fined $50,000 after a student died during a school sports carnival in 2015.

Fishing company charged over 2013 electrocution

​NT WorkSafe has charged Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd with breaching Section 32 the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011 after the death of a deckhand on an Austral Fisheries vessel.

Blasé attitude towards safety leads to company fine

​A Darwin crane hire and rigging company has been convicted and fined $11,800 after its company director was videoed climbing a tower crane without appropriate fall protection measures in place on two separate occasions.

Education provider charged over school sports carnival fatality

​The investigation into the 2015 fatality of a student at a school sports carnival on Elcho Island has been completed and NT WorkSafe has charged NT Christian Schools Ltd, operators of the Gawa Christian School, for breaching Section 32 the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act.

Workplace safety key to on field success as AFL season kicks off in Katherine

A new season of football returns to Katherine when Round 1 of the NT WorkSafe Big Rivers Football League kicks off at Nitmiluk Oval on Friday 5 May.

Darwin office relocating

​The NT WorkSafe Darwin office is relocating to Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park on Tuesday 2 May. The new office is located at 631 Stuart Highway, in Berrimah and is centrally located for the greater Darwin area.

Enforceable Undertakings - Tomazos Group and JGA Concreting

​NT WorkSafe has accepted enforceable undertakings from two companies over an April 2015 incident where a worker sustained serious injuries after falling from a wall on a Darwin construction site.

NT WorkSafe program ensuring quality rooftop solar installations

Territory homeowners are embracing renewable energy, with a boom in the installation of rooftop solar (Solar PV) systems. Over the past five years, the total number of Solar PV systems in the Northern Territory has increased by 248%, with the Northern Territory the only jurisdiction where the number of Solar PV installations continues to increase annually.

New system for labelling of hazardous chemicals

​In 2017, there will be changes to the way hazardous chemicals used in workplaces are labelled. The Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, which was adopted in Australia in 2012, will come into full effect in the Northern Territory and other Australian states from 1 January 2017.