Upcoming state-wide WHSQ compliance blitz

10 July 2024

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) inspectors will be blitzing construction sites across Queensland between July and September 2024.

It will be focusing on compliance with requirements regarding:

  • Falls from height
  • Scaffolding; and
  • Working near overhead power lines

If you are undertaking any of these activities, we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the following resources to ensure you are compliant and avoid being issued with any regulatory notices, along with preventing any serious workplace injury.

All businesses and company directors have a primary duty of care to make sure that working conditions are safe for all employees. Employers must ensure they are aware of their obligations and responsibilities and have systems that have been put in place to ensure health and safety risks are being effectively managed in the workplace.


Falls from height

Working near overhead powerlines

Engineered Stone

WHSQ Inspectors will also be looking to ensure that business are aware of and complying with the Engineered Stone ban that came into effect on 1 July:

Health and Safety Representatives (HSR’s)

Health and Safety Representatives (HSR’s) are workers who are elected to represent the health and safety interests of workers.

If you have an HSR/s at your workplace you are required to register their details with WHSQ. Failing to notify the regulator may result in a fine of up to $2000. Register your HSR/s now at this link to avoid a financial penalty: Health and safety representative portal.

Find more information about HSR’s here:

Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)

Need more information?

If you need WHS advice or assistance, give us a call or email us.

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