News & Events


Employer PPE Responsibilities18th April, 2018

Do you know your employer PPE responsibilities? Have you engaged a worker who leaves after 3 months or so? Can you make them pay for the PPE you have provided? In short, the answer is no.

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Queensland Golf Industry Awards9th April, 2018

Matt Holmes (Area Manager QLD / WA) recently attended the Queensland Golf Industry Awards night, where epar were the proud sponsor of the GCSAQ (Golf Course Superintendents Association of QLD) Environmental Award. This year’s award was presented to Jason Lavender from Riverlakes Golf Club.

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Forklift Safety Blitz8th March, 2018

SafeWork Inspectors are undertaking a forklift safety blitz this week to ensure compliance, raise awareness and help control the risks associated with forklifts. Inspectors will be targeting employers who cut safety corners and risk their workers’ lives when it comes to working with and around forklifts. The regulator says it may issue on-the-spot-fines for offenders.

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Shelving and storage standards8th March, 2018

In recent audits, the epar team have been seeing instances of overloaded and/or damaged storage racking and shelving. This posts explains the common hazards and risks associated with racking and shelving and a recent court case related to a workplace incident caused by storage system collapse.

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Extension of NSW EPA oversight for the UPSS Regulation until 31 August 20191st June, 2017

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will continue as the appropriate regulatory authority for underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) matters up to 31 August 2019.

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Nudgee Golf Club confirmed for Brisbane Cert IV Leadership13th March, 2017

Nudgee will host the epar Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, epar Professional Certification and the ‘Leadership in Agronomy’ session with US PGA Tour Director of International & TPC Agronomy Mark Johnson.

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epar & Yarra Yarra Golf Club partner for 2017 training series8th March, 2017

Another great partnership with a long standing Member, epar is happy to announce it will be holding its Melbourne Certificate IV in Leadership and Management in 2017 at Yarra Yarra Golf Club.

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epar Cert IV Leadership 2017 at Moore Park Golf8th March, 2017

epar is excited to announce Moore Park Golf as the venue for its Sydney Certificate IV in Leadership & Management for 2017! In between key leadership sessions we are sure that Moore Park’s driving range and putting facilities will get put to test by the students at some stage during the workshop series.

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epar Cert IV Leadership and Management 20172nd March, 2017

We have just launched our 2017 BSB42015 epar Cert IV in Leadership and Management workshop series to the turf industry. The workshops run over July, August and September in 2017 and culminate with a final day of environment, safety and risk management training that includes epar Professional Certification.

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epar Volunteers at The Australian Open 201621st November, 2016

To better their understanding of the risks and challenges faced by the turf maintenance industry, epar General Manager Ben Gibson volunteered with the Course Maintenance team at this year’s 2016 Australian Open

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GHS Labelling and Classification of Chemicals11th November, 2016

Across Australia manufacturers, suppliers and users of Hazardous and Dangerous Goods are preparing for the introduction of the Globally Harmonised System of Labelling and Classification of Chemicals (GHS).

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epar Supports the Brisbane Golf Club and 2016 Isuzu QLD Open24th October, 2016

epar Business Development Manager and QLD Area Manager Brendan Clark spent the week assisting Mitch and the team at this year’s Queensland Open at Brisbane Golf Club.

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epar Professional Certification rolls out across the country6th September, 2016

The epar team has trained and professionally certified more than 70 students from the sports turf and recreation industry across a series of seminars in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in 2016.

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epar Launches Certificate IV in Leadership in Melbourne & Sydney7th July, 2016

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) epar launched its series of workshops across Australia delivering BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management to the Sports Turf industry.

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epar Appoints Vic Area Manager22nd March, 2016

After a national recruitment process, Nathan Tovey has been appointed as the new epar Area Manager for Victoria. Nathan will be taking up this appointment full-time in March and based in Melbourne.

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