News & Events

WHSAC Communique September 2020

The Work Health and Safety Advisory Council (the Council) conducted its second meeting on 18 September 2020.

Charges laid after worker suffers serious electrical shock

NT WorkSafe has charged two New South Wales based companies and a company director for breaching the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011 (the Act).

$160k penalty for Tennant Creek business and director over fire station electrocution

Tennant Creek electrical services company Ridem Pty Ltd (trading as Dexter Barnes Electrical) and company director Russell O’Donnell, have been handed a combined penalty of more than $160,000 after pleading guilty to charges relating to the death of a fourth year apprentice electrician.

Electrical safety periodic tests and inspections - Electrical riser brackets

Electrical riser brackets are a part of the premise’s electrical installation and are used to raise the electrical supply cable above the ground from the supply pole to the premises.

Safety alerts issued for the cattle and construction industries

NT WorkSafe has issued two new safety alerts after recent incidents in the cattle industry and the construction industry.

Charges laid over fatal helicopter crash

NT WorkSafe has charged two company directors with Queensland-based Hewitt Cattle Australia Pty Ltd’s (Hewitt Cattle Australia) over a helicopter crash in Central Australia, which killed one worker and seriously injured another.

Safety alert issued after two barbeque gas explosions

NT WorkSafe has issued a safety alert to anyone who has built-in gas barbeques at their premises.

Bus Company commits $660k to improve safety

NT WorkSafe has accepted a $660k enforceable undertaking from Buslink NT Pty Ltd over the tragic death of a bus driver, who was fatally injured as a result of a bus rollaway incident in 2017.

Key Work Health and Safety Statistics 2019-20*

Infographics for the key work health and safety statistics for the financial year 2019-20*. The data provides an overview of the latest workers compensation and work-related fatality statistics for the Northern Territory.

Work health and safety statistics highlight areas of focus

Key work health and safety statistics for the Northern Territory have been published as part of National Safe Work Month. One of the national sub-themes for this year’s event is ‘using data to make your workplace safe’.