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Date PostedOctober 12, 2015

Electrical Hazards a Huge Risk to Construction Workers

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Source: www.som.uq.edu.au

Electrical hazards are among the top 3 most common on construction sites, causing thousands of injuries every year. Construction workers are some of the most vulnerable to electrical hazards, one of the reasons why mandatory construction induction training addresses this issue.

While electricians are most at risk, everyone on a construction site is at danger of being electrocuted in certain situations.

It is up to the employer or person undertaking the business to ensure that all workers have received adequate safety training covering electrical hazards as well. This training site specific training will teach workers about the hazards that are specific to their work site and job descriptions.

It is also important that workers are trained on the most common hazards they will face on the construction site, that is why the white card course has been made mandatory for all construction workers.

Here’s another case of electrocution on a  construction site, http://www.ksat.com/news/construction-worker-dies-of-electrocution

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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