High risk environments include many of Australia’s mining, manufacturing, processing and construction workplaces. Risks within the regulatory context and definition of ‘High Risk Work’ relate to several industries and separate parts of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations define them. The risks include; Death, serious injury, loss of bodily function, crush injury and many more.

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When a workplace environment is deemed high risk it may be due to environmental factors which effect workers such as heat, cold, altitude, depth, air quality, confined spaces, heights, remote location and stability. It may also refer to the types of products being dealt with such as minerals, fuels, chemicals, fibres, liquids, fires and gases. In Australia Work Health and Safety regulations require rigorous and thorough risk assessment, planning and safety procedures be put in place and emergency response in the form of hazard or medical response adequately available. Our experts have extensive experience in the provision of WHS compliant plans and management strategies to Australian and International companies.

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An initial report into the death of a worker at a mine in December says there was no detailed safe work procedure for the installation of an operator's cabin on a mining machine.

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Mining accidents, disasters and escapes

Mining disasters account for an estimated 12,000 deaths each year, making mining one of the world's most dangerous jobs

Relevant Cases Safe Work NSW v Wholesale Joinery Pty Limited [2018] NSWDC 91

The offender failed to comply with their health and safety duty and thereby exposed an employee to a risk of death or serious injury.

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A sample of our experts in Work health safety - High risk environments

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID12747

Work Health and Safety (Infrastructure) expert

Dynamic and energetic senior consultant with a track record of over 20 years in strategic management and implementation of Health, Safety and Risk Management initiatives across Australian & New Zealand major infrastructure and construction projects. Exceptional ability to leverage experience as an innovative leader, managing complex relationships both internal and external whilst aspiring and working towards delivering incident and injury free project environments. 

  • #ID1996

Chemical Engineer / Safety, Health and Environment expert

ID1996 has more than 30 years’ experience as a Chemical Engineer with expertise in safety, health and environmental issues, dangerous goods, hazardous chemicals, process reviews and project management across a vast array of industries.

  • #ID12286

WHS - Safety and Emergency Response Consultant expert

​ID12286 has a career spanning more than two decades, initially within emergency response and he now owns and operates a highly successful international consultancy firm specialising in high risk workplace WHS/OHS.

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