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Finalist at the 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

Finalist at the 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

Recently, Verifact was a finalist at the 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards in the category of “Most significant improvement to work health and safety performance”. Verifact were recognised for their efforts in driving good behaviour in a consultative and empowered environment. This included: establishing a […]

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Sam Halliday & Phil Love recognised for their work at Evans Street, Maroochydoore

Sam Halliday & Phil Love recognised for their work at Evans Street, Maroochydoore

Congratulations to Sunshine Coast traffic controllers – Sam Halliday and Phil Love – on their excellent work at Evans Street, Maroochydore. The Evans Street project was a road duplication joining Maroochydore Road to Maroochydore Boulevard. The project was a major update for traffic flow around the growing shopping […]

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Pride of Ipswich: Michael Edward & Jim Donohue

Pride of Ipswich: Michael Edward & Jim Donohue

Congratulations to Ipswich Traffic Controllers Michael Edward & Jim Donohue who have been awarded ‘Pride of Ipswich’ Certificates! Michael and Jim were on hand with three council maintenance workers at a site on North Station Road, North Booval, when they heard the cries of a baby boy […]

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Personnel Choice Awards winners – 2016

Personnel Choice Awards winners – 2016

Congratulations to our Personnel Choice Awards winners for 2016! Investigations: Western Australia – Mark Bandy Victoria – Tim Barrett Queensland – Hayley Evans New South Wales – Jill Nield Health/Safety/Response: Natalie Heritier Corporate: Stefan Teuthof Traffic: Coolum – Simon Chwalik Toowoomba – Peter Schiffke Geebung – Trevor […]

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Traffic Controller of the Quarter – Peter Schiffke!

Traffic Controller of the Quarter – Peter Schiffke!

Congratulations to Toowoomba Traffic Controller, Peter Shiffke, who recently won the Traffic Management of Australia’s (TMAA) Traffic Controller of the Quarter Award. Well done Peter!

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Dan Crowley speaks at Health, Safety and Mining Conference 2014

Dan Crowley speaks at Health, Safety and Mining Conference 2014

In August, the mining industry held its annual Health, Safety and Mining Conference in Townsville where Verifact’s Dan Crowley (Executive Director) and world renowned neurologist Dr Andrew Wong of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital were asked to present about strokes – cause and effect.  Each year […]

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Annual Value Champions 2013/2014 – Liam Bruce and Sharron Evans

Annual Value Champions 2013/2014 – Liam Bruce and Sharron Evans

Congratulations to Verifact’s Annual Value Champions Liam Bruce and Sharron Evans from one of Verifact Response’s client sites. Liam and Sharron were nominated earlier this year for their Excellence in Protection after they responded to an emergency situation on neighbouring site. This site is serviced by a competitor […]

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Safety Bulletin – Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace, inside and (especially) outside, where a number of influences include; very dry loose gravel, loose asphalt, uneven ground and small stones. It is important to watch for factors influenced by weather such as; wet/slippery ground, muddy areas, puddles […]

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Safety Bulletin – Beware: the hot weather is here!

Heat stress is a serious condition, but there are a number of steps you can take to prevent heat stress this summer: Drink plenty of water or other cool, non-alcoholic fluids. Avoid heavy exertion. Reduce physical activity and avoid vigorous exercise in hot weather. Stay cool. Eat […]

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