Worksafe requirements: Portable toilets on worksites

Worksafe requirements: Portable toilets on worksites

Guidance Note June 2017 Background Workers need to have access to clean, hygienic and conveniently located toilets at all times. If it is not practicable to provide access to permanent toilets, which is often the case on housing construction sites, portable toilets...
Worksite toilets, what should you have?

Worksite toilets, what should you have?

Toilet facilities – what should workplaces have? There is no specific requirement regarding toilets in the Victorian OHS Act – only that the employer must provide “adequate facilities” for employees [Section 21(2)(d)]. So what does this mean?...
World Toilet Day 19 November

World Toilet Day 19 November

World Toilet Day is November 19th “Sustainable development goal 6 calls on the international community to ensure access to toilets by 2030. Delivering on this basic human right — the right to water and sanitation — is good for people, business and the...
The messy truth about flushable wipes

The messy truth about flushable wipes

Wet wipes are wreaking havoc on Australia’s plumbing and waterways, and the ACCC is taking action. By Kate Browne KateBrowne7 ‘Flushable’ wipes block pipes Last updated: 12 December 2016 The wipes market, and the uses for wipes, has exploded. A...
Gough Whitlam’s first major achievement was indoor plumbing

Gough Whitlam’s first major achievement was indoor plumbing

NOT so long ago, the humble outhouse was a feature of many suburban backyards. Then a big move changed the way Australians lived. THERE will be seemingly endless stories today about how Gough Whitlam reshaped Australia but little mention of perhaps his first great...