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Trench Collapse Fatality Results in Fine for Company Involved

A company has been fined over the deaths of 2 Ballarat workers that died last year in March when the trench they were working in collapsed. The incident was investigated by WorkSafe who alleged that the company had failed to

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Expert Says Australia Must Embrace Industrialised Construction

According to experts, if we want to reduce building times and costs, we need to embrace industrialised construction. In the post on Sourceable.net the writer highlights how having a building’s components pre-cut in a factory can drastically reduce turnaround time.

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Help Available for NSW First Time Workers

As many young people enter the workforce in 2019, it’s important that they have access to help and advice to face the challenges of life on the job site, particularly for those entering trade fields. Minister for Better Regulation Matt

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Canberra Light Rail Workers Forced to Labour in Extreme Heat

Construction workers on Canberra’s light rail network recently had to work in near 40 degree heat, despite the construction union pushing for a deal for workers to stop working when temperatures reach 37 degrees. Workers had to endure 39 degrees

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Worker Dies after being Electrocuted on Roof

A fatal workplace electrocution has taken place in Melbourne’s outer-west at a house in Plumpton. A 19 year old man died after being electrocuted while working on the roof of a house. The man was installing an air-conditioner on the

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Time-lapse Video Shows Building Constructed

There’s nothing like a construction time-lapse video to highlight the marvels of modern construction and design, watching a building being erected from nothing into something people live, work and shop in, and this video is no different. Let’s watch and

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SafeWork SA Reminds Employers to Protect Workers from Summer Heat Hazards

Summer is not over yet and SafeWork SA’s reminder to employers is to protect workers from summer heat hazards. Employers with outdoor workers in particular, must take the necessary measures to manage the risks associated with heat stress and solar

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Worker Killed in Queensland Bulldozer Incident

One Queensland worker who was involved in a workplace accident on New Year’s Eve didn’t see 2019, he died after a dozer he was operating rolled from an elevated position. The 49 year old man died at the Saraji open

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Construction Site Manager Cleared of Blame over Irish Workers Deaths

The former construction site manager of the Perth site where 2 Irish tradies were tragically crushed by a massive concrete panel in N0vember 2015, has been cleared of charges by a magistrate. The site manager had been in charge of

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Prioritise Worker Safety in 2019, Especially Young Workers

Let’s work to ensure that 2019 is better for workplace health and safety than 2018 was.  Although we did see a slight improvement last year in comparison to the previous year, more needs to be done to keep workers safe,

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