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Date PostedOctober 3, 2018

SafeWork’s Plan to Lower Construction Fatalities in NSW

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SafeWork NSW has a plan to lower construction fatalities in the state.

The plan aims to reduce work related deaths by 30 per cent and injuries and illnesses by 50 per cent over the next 5 years.

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said the plan isn’t about numbers alone, it’s about people.

Mr Kean said NSW has already exceeded national targets, with workplace deaths falling by 35 per cent. He said that while the outcome is good, even one death or injury is too many.

The issue is particularly relevant given that NSW is in the middle of its biggest road and rail construction boom in the nation’s history.Worker safety needs to remain the main focus.

It’s crucial that all workers in construction have completed general construction induction training also known as The White Card course, to ensure they know how to work safely on a construction site.

Find out more at: https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/news/media-release/driving-down-deaths-in-construction-industry

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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