A Victorian diving company that conducts water tank and irrigation inspections and repairs has been fined $730,000 by WorkSafe for repeatedly putting workers' lives in danger.
The Offshore Infrastructure Regulator (OIR) is a new body established to oversee the offshore renewables industry in Australian Commonwealth waters.
Established through the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021 (OEI Act), the OIR has responsibility for overseeing work health and safety, environmental management and infrastructure integrity for offshore infrastructure activities. A key focus for the OIR will be providing advice and guidance to stakeholders on how to comply with regulatory requirements.
The OIR’s website was launched in March 2023 and provides comprehensive information on guidance, regulation and legislation in the renewables sector.