News & Events

Industrial manslaughter charge for Darwin Construction Company

The Northern Territory’s Work Health and Safety Regulator has commenced a prosecution against Kalidonis NT Pty Ltd for Industrial Manslaughter in relation to a death of a worker at Maningrida on 20 March 2020.  It is alleged the worker sustained fatal injuries while engaged at work for the company.

Two workers injured due to inadequate or no use of fall prevention

Two Territory workers have been injured within the last three months due to inadequate or not using fall prevention while working at heights.

Safety alert issued after lithium-ion battery explodes

NT WorkSafe has issued a Safety Alert after being notified that a vehicle had been damaged from a lithium-ion battery explosion.

Important information - Migration of monitored fire alarms and lift phones

With the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout now complete and the approaching completion of mass disconnection from the legacy copper network, a Disconnection Date of 18 March 2022 has now been set for remaining fire and lift services connected to the legacy copper network.

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.