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Courtenell Pty Ltd

as Trustee for the Vowles Family Trust

WHS Training Specialists, Sydney, Australia  

train@courtenell.com.au ~ PO Box 622 Broadway NSW 2007

ABN: 42164393628 ~ ACN: 050109281

02 9552 2066

This publication provides general information about WHS. It is not a legal opinion and does not

represent a comprehensive statement of the law to be applied to a particular problem.

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Entry for SafeWork NSW Awards 2018 is open

You can enter your organisation, a co-worker, or yourself for an award for committment to work health and safety. The entry process is easy and the entry period closes on 22 June. Winners will be announced on 25 October. Details are on SafeWork’s website - just copy/paste this link in your browser: www.safeworkawards.com.au/#12tybqHBRlT6ISOg.97


Heading for a Fall? Applying a Code of Practice Can Prevent That

Why WHS Compliance Reviews are Important

$900,000 Reckless Conduct: Why the PCBU was Prosecuted

Ladder Safety at Work and at Home

SafeWork NSW has Updated its Prosecution Guidelines


Industrial Deaths Federal Government Inquiry

The subject of industrial deaths continues to attract attention. In October 2017 the Queensland government added a new offence called industrial manslaughter to their WHS Act. You can see the details of that in the article that Courtenell published at that time on our website https://www.courtenell.com.au/workplace-health-and-safety/industrial_manslaughter-a_new_whs_offence.html


On 26 March 2018, the Senate commenced an Inquiry into Industrial Deaths in Australia. The inquiry is focussed on the framework surrounding the prevention,  

investigation, and prosecution of industrial deaths in Australia with particular reference to:




The closing date for submissions to the Inquiry is 6 June 2018 and you can see how to make a submission at this link: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Education_and_Employment/IndustrialdeathsinAus

Ladder Safety at Work and at Home

Bankstown Company Prosecuted and Fined $405,000

A Bankstown company was fined $405,000 for not complying with the WHS Act. It failed to protect the health and safety of its workers. The tragic result was an apprentice was killed. For more details see SafeWork’s website by copy/pasting this link to your browser:

http://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/news/media-release/bankstown-builder-fined-$405,000-over-apprentice-fatality