Two recent workplace incidents have led WorkSafe ACT to issue a warning to the construction industry to “put safety first”.
In the latest incident, a young apprentice partially severed 2 fingers and a thumb with a power saw and in another a young worker fell 7 metres at a construction site in Gungahlin.
The ACT WorkSafe Commissioner is reminding all involved in the local construction industry to prioritise safety in the lead up to Christmas.
It is especially important that we are aware of young people on the worksite. Apprentice workers, particularly first year apprentices who are usually straight out of school, should be supervised and must receive the necessary safety training before setting foot on the worksite.