The Queensland Building and Construction Commission will be empowered to cancel a licence or deny a licence to a licensee if they have caused death or serious injury to a person on a building site or if they have put their lives of people at risk.
The QBCC will have to be notified of any serious injuries or fatalities that occur on building sites.
It is hoped the new powers given to the QBCC will help get workers home safely and address the high injury and fatality rate on the state’s construction sites.
One of the incidents which led to the laws was the deaths of 2 workers on the Eagle Farm Racecourse last year. Last year alone 40 workplace fatalities were notified to authorities in the state. For more see https://sourceable.net/regulator-empowered-to-act-on-site-safety/