The construction industry is one of seven identified as needing a concerted effort to improve safety, according to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
In order to keep injury rates down in the state we need to prioritise safety, particularly in these industries:
- metals manufacturing,
- meat processing,
- road freight,
- civil construction,
- construction trades,
- horticulture and
- livestock sectors
Recent data shows the serious injury claims rate for these were higher than each overall industry claim rate.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland said these jobs are harder and more physical but these workers still deserve to work in a safety environment as much as anyone else, yet injuries in these sectors make up most of the state’s workers compensation claims.
For the Civil construction industry action plan and the Construction trades action plan work around mobile plant and moving traffic; operating elevated work platforms; loading and unloading trucks; working around electrical installations is highlighted.