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Date PostedJanuary 1, 2018

Worker’s Debilitating Fall Injury Results in Fine for Employer

WorkSafe New Zealand has warned the construction industry that workplace injuries from falls from height are not acceptable.

A worker recently fell from a roof with no edge protection through a glass table onto concrete resulting in a fine for the company responsible. It was revealed that 2 workers were on the roof and exposed to the risk of fall.

An investigation by WorkSafe revealed that businesses failed to identify the risk of fall and failed to put fall protection into place. Many businesses failed to provide training and work from height instruction for workers.

WorkSafe stressed that the best controls are those  that don’t require active judgement by a worker, including edge protection or scaffolding.


Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/12/company-nz-fined-workers-serious-fall-injuries/#.WjYnUze1s1l

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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