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Date PostedJanuary 12, 2016

Be Cautious When Working in Wet Windy Conditions


Source: Adelaidenow.com.au

Due to wet and windy conditions which present a hazard to construction work, Safe Work NSW have issued a warning after a 73 year old man died when the mobile scaffolding he was working on slipped from under him.

In a separate incident, a 62 year old man suffered injuries after he fell off a ladder while cleaning roof gutters.

Another incident happened at a construction site in Lane Cove when 2 bays of scaffolding collapsed onto the Pacific Highway during demolition work.

SafeWork NSW is reminding all employers that windy and wet conditions play a huge role in workplace incidents, particularly for outdoor workers, like those involved construction.

High wind speeds and wet conditions present numerous risks to workers and site controllers should ensure controls are in place to protect workers.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/01/safe-work-nsw-urges-caution-working-wet-windy-weather/#.VpO2NPl97IV

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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