The 2013 Riggers’ Forum will explore and debate this specialist section of the industry and how it relates to Australia’s individual laws and regulations.
The lessons learned from the National Stadiums Program, in which a large number of stadiums are reducing their energy costs through improved lighting solutions, are shared by JEREMY MASLIN, managing director of Global Sustainability Initiatives.
THOMAS WITTERSEH from the Danish Technological Institute shares what needs to be taken into consideration to ensure fitouts do not negatively affect building occupants’ health.
The safety and energy issues caused by personal heaters, and how this problem was overcome at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is shared by NICK JONES, manager of energy management at UNSW.
PHIL WADICK from Work Safety and Training, and MISCHELLE TICKNER from SAFcomm talk to Facility Management about minimising the risks associated with contractors through careful selection, monitoring and records management.
DAVID KRAMER, group manager of assets and maintenance for Spotless, explains how a safe work methods statement can be further supported through the creation of checklists and guides.
The Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards are now open for nominations.
An ‘in-ear’ dosimetry device that is designed to measure the noise that workers hear accurately and in real time.
How floors can help achieve a safer environment.
Statcom Systems’ TAD JUNG provides a comprehensive look into all the issues that need to be addressed in relation to fire safety in aged care facilities.
Dealing with one of safety’s toughest challenges – funding projects on worksites that senior managers never see – fall prevention specialist, CARL SACHS, has also become an expert at attracting funding for OHS. He shares the secrets of successful investment in safety.
The new rules concerning electrical safety that came into effect on 1 January 2013 will have a major impact on how facilities managers and property owners manage risk, WHS compliance, and the buildings themselves.
Fixed ladders that are cut to size with irregular spaces between the bottom rung and the ground are workplace hazards that could lead to serious musculoskeletal injuries, warns WorkSafe.
WILL MARSHALL from AECOM shares how information from fire engineers can be used to develop simple tools to provide knowledge on effective fire safety system maintenance.
STEVE RONSON from the Fair Work Ombudsman explains the impact of always selecting the lowest-cost contractor.