News & Events

COVID-19 incident notification requirements

With the increase in community transmission of COVID-19 in the Northern Territory, it is important that Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) understand the COVID-19 notification requirements under the Work Health and Safety Laws.

Certification requirement issues for solar PV inverters that incorporate a DC isolator

The Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) and the Standing Committee of Officials (SCO) of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) have issued a joint statement addressing the certification requirement issues for solar PV inverters that incorporate a DC isolator.

WHSAC Communique August 2021

The following communique outlines the meeting of the Work Health and Safety Advisory Council, which occurred on Monday 30 August 2021.

Revised Australian Standard for solar PV installations

On 19 November 2021, Standards Australia published a revised standard AS/NZS 5033:2021, Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays, replacing the existing standard AS/NZS 5033:2014.

2020-21 key NT work health and safety statistics

NT WorkSafe has published the 2020-21 key work health and safety statistics for the Northern Territory. The statistics provide information on the workers compensation claims made in the Northern Territory, including information on work related fatalities that occurred in that period currently under investigation.

Safety alert issued after lightning strike fatality of seasonal worker

NT WorkSafe has issued an important Safety Alert reminding businesses and workers of the risks associated with lightning strikes.

Media Statement - Lightning Strike Incident

NT WorkSafe has commenced enquiries after receiving notification on Tuesday 23 November that a worker being injured from a lightning strike incident.

Presentation: Industrial Manslaughter offence under Work Health and Safety

NT WorkSafe is hosting a free presentation on the topic of Industrial Manslaughter. The session will be presented by Queensland's Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor, Mr Aaron Guilfoyle.

Invitation to the Workplace Sexual Harassment National Forum

A national forum will be held to raise awareness about workplace sexual harassment risks, management and prevention along with other state and territory regulators, Comcare and Safe Work Australia.

Amusement ride operator is guilty over 2019 Freds Pass Show crash

The amusement ride operator of the Octopus Ride which malfunctioned and crashed in 2019, injuring two passengers, was convicted and given a total financial penalty of $30,000 in the Northern Territory Local Court in Darwin today.