Teacher held liable as a ‘worker’ for work health and safety breach

By Sooraj Sidhu and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal In a rare prosecution of a worker under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) (the Act), the Queensland Magistrates Court has held a school science teacher liable for breaching his duty to take reasonable care for the health and safety of his students. The facts […]

Are you adequately insured?

Free insurance program review for NRA members Whether you’re a small business or a large group of companies, it’s important to review your business insurance from time to time. Changes that occur in your business can leave you underinsured or open to new risks, and there is always the chance that you may not be […]

Workers suffer unexpected & severe chemical burns

Chemical safety

SafeWork NSW has released a safety alert after workers suffered severe chemical burns to their feet whilst cleaning chemical spills in restaurant and hotel kitchens in two separate incidents. On both occasions the workers did not notice the caustic chemicals soaking into their footwear (casual soft soled shoes) and socks and it was not until […]

Building your cyber resilience

Leon Fouche BDO Cyber Security Expert

Leading advisory firm BDO is urging retailers to get back to basics to ensure they stay ahead of potential cyber security breaches, after releasing the results of its inaugural cyber security survey. The 2016 Cyber Security Survey, which was completed in conjunction with AusCERT, aims to help the market understand the cyber security challenges Australian […]