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2016 Australian Workplace Fatalities

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Safe Work Australia’s latest worker fatality statistics identifies that 148 workplace fatalities have occurred from 1st January 2016 to 8th November 2016.

The below link will bring you to a numerical chart with industry breakdown:
Some notable industry trends are listed below:

Fatalities by Industry

  • Transport, postal & warehousing account for 35% of all workplace fatalities
  • Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing account for 23% of all workplace fatalities
  • Construction accounts for 15% of all workplace fatalities

Year on Year Comparisons

  • Transport, postal & warehouse fatalities are up 8% on 2015
  • Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing fatalities are down 22.7% on 2015
  • Construction fatalities are up 28% on 2015

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How Good Does it Feel to Give?

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The Australian Red Cross Blood Service are running a campaign aimed at small businesses and company’s to help meet the constant demand for blood donations.

The campaign is called RED25 and Custodian Safety Services have proudly registered to become one of the many Australian businesses encouraging clients, friends and family to donate blood and share in the feel good emotions that saving lives through blood donation gives.

Donating blood is obviously at the discretion of the individual donor but take it from my own personal experience that it feels good to give back to the very community that has helped Custodian Safety Service become a vibrant and growing OHS Consultancy. Maybe you may feel the same?

For information on how to register in Custodian Safety Services RED25 group or on how to become a blood donor contact Cathal on the details listed in this website or visit and follow the on screen instructions.

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Recent Presentation Blitz

In Action! Cathal Uniacke, Founder of Custodian Safety Services speaking at a free information seminar on why smart businesses invest in Occupational Health and Safety Services in Northbridge, Perth.

Custodian Safety Services have recently done a number of presentations on why smart businesses invest in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), the type of OHS consulting services we have provided to date and how we can make life easier for small to medium enterprises with regards to their OHS management and obligations.

In April Cathal Uniacke, founder of Custodian Safety Services presented to a full house at the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast in Café De Tuscany in Melbourne’s Central Business District.

In May we presented to a full house at the Business Network International (BNI) networking session in the Keysborough Golf Club, Keysborough and in June we completed our recent blitz of presentations when we held a free OHS information seminar in Rosie O’Grady’s, Northbridge, Perth.

“The presentations went really well and a number of solid leads have been generated so hopefully we can start to assist more and more SME’s with OHS management difficulties they may be experiencing.” Said Cathal, commenting on the recent presentations.

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Magazine Articles


Custodian Safety Services have been invited to submit an article on Occupational Health and Safety and how it is being adopted and viewed by businesses and employees in the Australian waste and recycling industry for the popular bi monthly free Sustainability Matters magazine.

Cathal Uniacke, Principle Consultant at Custodian Safety Services and writer of the magazine article stated; “The Australian Waste and Recycling industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years and this growth looks set to continue, however, OHS standards surrounding the day to day operations of businesses in the industry have a long way to go to catch up to its cousin the construction industry. I wanted to write a hard hitting and brutally honest article in the hope some businesses and their employees in the industry will realise they have to pull up their socks and address the management and attitude towards OHS across the board”

The Article will appear in the February/March edition of the magazine.

Irish Scene

Custodian Safety Services have been asked by Fred Rae, the editor of the popular Western Australian Irish Scene magazine, to take part in an interview on how our services can benefit businesses in Western Australia.

“Being a proud Irish man, that has always taken an extra little bit of satisfaction in assisting fellow Irish expats who also emigrated to Australia and took the initiative of setting up a business in the hope of creating their own crock of gold, I jumped at the chance to offer up some free Occupational Health and Safety advice and information for businesses in Western Australia’s Irish Scene magazine.” Said Cathal Uniacke, Principal Consultant at Custodian Safety Services.

The interview will appear in the March/April edition of the magazine.

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Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo


On the 19th & 20th of November 2013 Custodian Safety Services exhibited at the Australasian Waste & recycling expo in the Melbourne Convention Centre.

“We felt that with the rapid growth increase in the waste and recycling Industry experienced in Australia over the past couple of years and the prediction of that growth trend to continue there is a definite need to ensure businesses centred around this industry have access to relevant and up to date Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Advice that will assist their business in the management of their OHS. This year we really focused on bringing information on the responsibilities and obligations business owners and managers have under state laws and regulations to as many businesses as possible” said Cathal Uniacke, Principle Consultant at Custodian Safety Services.

To date, the exhibition has been a huge success for Custodian Safety Services as the business has picked up several new clients with regards to the provision of OHS services and ongoing OHS support and is currently in negotiations with several others.

Custodian Safety Services look forward to providing OHS related services and support to our new and existing clients in the years ahead and are proud to be a business in a position to make a positive difference to businesses and employees involved in the waste and recycling industry.

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At their Post! Hannah Vanderheide and Cathal Uniacke, Custodian Safety Services exhibiting at the recent Australian Waste & Recycling Expo at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

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