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Operator Fined After Driver Killed in Quarry Accident

Following the tragic death of a dump truck driver in 2016, a quarry operator has been fined $230,000. The driver was killed when the vehicle he was operating rolled on a stockpile.The man was in his sixties at the time.

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Apprentice Dies on Site in Victoria

The safety of workers, particularly new and young workers should take precedence on a work site and the evidence of what could happen if it doesn’t was brought into the spotlight by an incident that happened at a Melbourne work

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NZ Health and Safety Complacency Rising

Health and safety compliance is on the decline in New Zealand, according to the regulator in charge of workplace safety. While the country has made strides in reducing the number of workplace deaths and injuries, there are fears that complacency

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Sunshine Coast Employers Urged to Prioritise Safety

Employers on the Sunshine Coast are being urged by WorkCover Queensland to do more to protect employees against injuries. In July, a compliance audit found that 22% of 188 employers visited had been operating without the necessary workers’ compensation insurance.

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ACT Government May Implement Licencing Exam for State Builders

Mandatory licensing exams may be implemented by The ACT  Government for builders in the state across the A,B,C Classes when renewing. The ACT introduced the entry test requirement in 2016 and currently it has a high failure rate for builders

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Construction Industry is Busier than Ever in 2018

The construction industry has been busier than ever in 2018 with house building having grown at its fastest pace in 3 months in May. This created more work for tradespeople and their utes servicing the detached home sector. For the

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Electrical Safety Rules Revision in Effect

Following a number of tragic incidents in homes and buildings, the area of electrical safety has come under the spotlight. In order to keep guidelines for construction of modern homes up to date and effective, we will see a number

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Construction Truck Ploughs over Wheelchair Bound Teen in Sydney

A construction truck has struck and killed a wheelchair bound teenager in Sydney’s upper north shore in Hornsby. Community members were devastated and asked for more to be done to ensure safety on our roads. A Roads and Maritime Services

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Mature Worker Injury Claims Expected to Increase

A new study by researchers at the University of Otago found that age plays a major role in the likelihood of workplace injuries. Researchers investigated the incidence, nature and cause of work related injuries in older New Zealand workers and

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Construction Activity Experiences Surprise Spike for 2 Straight Quarters

According to figures from economists, the value of construction work done in the September quarter rose by 33 per cent to 61.9 billion. The growth can be attributed mostly to engineering work which includes road and bridge construction and mining

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