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Date PostedNovember 21, 2016

Whistleblower Condemns Industry After Backpacker Construction Site Death


Are construction industry employees and apprentices receiving adequate safety training and supervision on the job? This is the question being raised after the recent deaths in the sector including the death of German backpacker Marianka Heumann at an East Perth construction site recently.

In the month of October, 5 construction workers were killed on the job. One industry insider, Simon Waters has spoken out about a lack of supervision which he says is a major concern.

Waters was working on building sites around Perth several months ago, looking after apprentices and the site where Ms Heumann died was one of those in his care.

He said he left the organisation because of the lack of safety he discovered there. He explained that people worked without any regard for safety and there were no exclusion zones.

Mr Waters left the job after only 6 weeks and Ms Heumann’s death occurred just 3 weeks later.

Find out more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-06/construction-industry-safety-whistleblower-speaks-out-over-death/7996660

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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