News: Safety

New sterilisation technology to aid public libraries’ hygiene

With Coronavirus having highlighted the need for hygiene in public spaces, libraries have faced a particular challenge in keep their books - which pass through multiple hands while on loan…

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Dec 20, 2021 Education / Safety / Security / Technology /

 
 

Sixth child dies as a result of Tasmanian jumping castle tragedy as operator shuts down website

An 11-year-old boy has become the sixth fatality of Devonport’s Hillcrest Primary School tragedy as the hire company which is understood to have supplied the inflatable that was…

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Dec 20, 2021 Attractions / Education / Events / Legal / Safety /

 
 

Standards Australia publishes terrorist risk management handbook

With Australia's current National Terrorism Threat Level labelled as “probable”*, meaning there are individuals or groups that may have the intent to cause harm in…

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Dec 20, 2021 Consultants / Education / Insurance / Safety / Security /

 
 

Surf Life Saving NSW online training course records high level of completion

Since taking its Training Officer Certificate Course online, Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) is reporting higher levels of participation and a completion rate of 85%. The Training Officer…

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Dec 20, 2021 Education / Recreation / Safety / Technology /

 
 

Tasmanian authorities introduce schools jumping castle ban

The aftermath of yesterday’s jumping castle tragedy at Hillcrest Primary School in northern Tasmania, which has already claimed the lives of five children, has prompted the…

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Dec 17, 2021 Attractions / Education / Events / Legal / Safety /

 
 

New COVID outbreak sees cancellation of Newcastle’s Lunar Electric festival

New outbreaks of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the NSW Hunter Valley has seen the cancellation of Newcastle’s Lunar Electric music festival. Due to have been staged on…

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Dec 17, 2021 Entertainment / Events / Insurance / Safety / Venues /

 
 

Insurer Sportscover surprised by Small Business Ombudsman’s support for attractions mutual fund

Leading industry insurer Sportscover has questioned the recommendation in the recent The Show Must Go On report from the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman that a Discretionary…

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Dec 17, 2021 Attractions / Insurance / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /

 
 

Peak medical body provides updated guidance for basic life support during COVID-19

Ahead of the holidays, updated guidance has been issued for basic life support adjustments in a living with COVID paradigm. The guidance has been issued by the National COVID-19 Clinical…

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Dec 17, 2021 Aquatics / Education / Safety /

 
 

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