WorkSafe inspectors will be visiting over 800 demolition and construction sites over the course of the month in Victoria, focusing on dangerous and sub-standard demolition work.
WorkSafe, through its Construction Program Manager, Dermot Moody, said any companies that weren’t following the appropriate safety procedures were putting workers lives at risk, during this high risk undertaking.
He explained that those in charge should meet their health and safety responsibilities or face the consequences.
If procedures aren’t up to standards, work on the site will be immediately halted. Some of the areas that inspectors will be paying particular attention to includes, site security, traffic management, working at height, isolation services, asbestos identification and removal, public protection, safe removal of hazardous substances, structural stability at each stage of demolition.
Go to, www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/construction for more.