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Date PostedJuly 5, 2016

$25,000 Fine for Employer Responsible for Plasterer Fall

gavelFalls from heights still account for the most workplace injuries, particularly in the construction industry.

A recent incident is a reminder of the consequences of failing to ensure that employees and non-employees are not placed at risk.

A Geelong builder was convicted and fined $25,000 plus costs of $4000 for breaching the OHS Act 2004.

The conviction related to an incident that  happened on a construction site in Ocean Grove on the Bellarine Peninsula.

A plasterer was working on a work platform which did not have protective guard rails and fell head first off the platform.

The man suffered serious injuries including damage to his skull and spine.

Apparently the builder had a Safe Work Method Statement but the work had not been performed in accordance with the statement.

Find out  more http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/06/builder-convicted-plasterer-suffered-injuries-fall/#.V3rDiPl97IX

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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