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Workplace Health and Safety In The Forefront after Box Hill Accident

Workplace health and safety has come to the forefront following an incident in Box Hill, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. A worker in his 40s died and another was seriously injured after a container of concrete fell from the crane recently.

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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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How to Make the Workplace Safe for Employees

If you’re responsible for a business, you will need to create a safe working environment and maintain it. This is a crucial part of management because protecting the health and welfare of workers by providing a safe working environment and

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Melbourne Replaces Sydney as Centre of Housing Construction Boom

The housing construction industry in Melbourne is now the epicentre of the nation’s residential building boom replacing Sydney with 12 of the top 20 housing construction “hotspots” located in Melbourne. According to research by the Housing Industry Association, over the

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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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The Number of Australians Killed at Work Rises

The number of Australians killed on the job in 2017 has reached 151 across all industries. According to Safe Work Australia’s latest figures, the workplace death toll has risen to 151, with the 3 industries responsible for the most fatalities

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Subcontractor Bullying Tackled in SA Government Move

Proposed changes to the law would prohibit principal or head contractors in South Australia from attempting to threaten or intimidate subcontractors who are seeking payment for their work. The changes proposed by the state government would allow for head contractors

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Building Approvals Faster and Easier with Reforms

There’s good news for the construction industry in Tasmania, the new Building Bill which passed through Parliament last week will make it quicker and easier for permits to be approved on basic building projects in the state. The industry has

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Worker Falls on Construction Video

Watch as a construction worker tumbles through the roof of the building he is working on. Can you spot what’s wrong in this scenario?  

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Government Push for Construction Watchdog Continues

The state government has vowed to continue its fight for the return of the Australian Building and Construction Commission after a failed Senate vote recently. The Opposition, Greens and some crossbenchers voted against bringing back the construction watchdog which was done

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