November Newsletter 2021

November Newsletter 2021

Here’s the latest from the Plant Assessor news desk: Enjoy.

Construction Company Fined $50,000 after worker crushed

Matt Turner  |  Founder/Director

In a tragic incident, a man was crushed to death while working on a truck as it was being loaded with machinery…

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Safety alert issued for Vehicle Loading Cranes (VLCs), after incident with Palfinger stabilisers

Paul Dean  |  Founder/Director

Workplace Health and Safety QLD (WHSQ) have released an alert about the risk of stabiliser legs on vehicle loading cranes (VLCs)…

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Rebecca Bagnall – Commercial Manager

Bec grew up in Maitland, attending Maitland Grossmann High School, and later – convinced she didn’t want to go to uni – went on to complete an Adminstrative Traineeship in 2012.

Later, she went on to do one year of BusCom at Newcastle Uni, before transferring to the University of Sydney to complete a Commerce Degree in 2016, double majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law.

She’s since completed post-graduate CPA qualifications, and admits she hopes she never has to go back into formal education again!

She landed a job at public accounting and business advisory firm, PKF, where she worked for four years helping businesses grow and thrive. After a short stint as an accountant at Glencore, she joined the management team here at Plant Assessor.

In her spare time, Bec is a lover of netball, and has a ‘fur baby’ in the form of her cat, Turtle, who she describes as ‘an only child and it shows’. Outside of work, you’ll find Bec catching up with family, hanging out with Netflix, or taking a trek through a national park.

Linley Creese – Professional Services Consultant

Linley grew up in Mirani until she moved to the Gold Coast, and then travelled back to Mackay for work. She attended Mirani High, and actively competed in debating and public speaking.

Her first job was at a small country pub, before she went on to work in retail admin and mining. She was a heavy machinery operator in the mines, where she operated 400t trucks and watercarts for four years.

Linley is a huge dog fan, and describes herself as mostly inseparable from her groodle, Daisy. Outside of work, she loves to cook and eat incredible food. Her weekends are spent hanging out with Daisy, while exploring new and exciting places to eat and drink at.

Jess Codrington – Graphic Designer

Jess grew up in Singleton, went to school at Singleton High School and then moved to Canberra for a year to begin her study in design. She moved  to Newcastle a year later to finish uni with a Visual Communication design honours degree in 2014 – in which she came first in her year for.

Her first job out of university was at Newcastle based marketing and media company, Two Tribes Media. There, she worked on magazines and tourism campaigns for the the vineyards. Taking her experience from this role, she explored further work for herself on the side in both design and sign lettering – mostly wedding signage –  which she still loves to do.

In her spare time, you’ll find Jess spending time with friends a family. She’s very active, competing in many different sports, heading to the gym and exploring nature. She also loves travel and food – and is partial to the odd bake-off when she feels like a challenge.

Safety News
NSW –  Alert for strong and gusty winds in construction

This safety alert reminds principal contractors, site supervisors and workers of the risks associated with high or strong gusting winds, which are often associated with very low-pressure systems, thunderstorms, squalls, willy-willies, mini cyclones and cyclones… Read more

QLD – Worker seriously injured by wood chipper disk

A contractor suffered multiple fractures and a severe laceration while repairing a chipper disk weighing around two tonnes. For reasons yet to be established, the unrestrained chipper disc (part of a large wood chipping machine) has fallen from an upright position striking the contractor’s leg as it fell… Read more

WA – Haul truck tyre blowout in workshop injures workers

A haul truck arrived at a workshop for maintenance with no tyres fitted in position 4 or 5. The position 6 tyre casing blew out 15 days later. Four workers were working on the haul truck in close proximity to the tyre. One worker was thrown backwards by the percussive shock wave and knocked unconscious…  Read more

SA – Unlicensed operator tips vehicle loading crane over

SafeWork SA is issuing a safety alert to remind PCBUs that they must not direct or allow a worker to carry out work activities without holding the relevant high risk work licence…. Read more


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