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NSW Construction Safety Blitz Yields Promising Results

The 12 month construction blitz conducted by SafeWork inspectors in NSW has been hailed as a success following 1258 notices being issued and 186 small businesses receiving rebates. The blitz was aimed at reducing work from heights. According to SafeWork

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ACT Construction Overhaul Delayed by Search for Qualified Staff

According to the ACT’s planning minister Mick Gentleman, an overhaul of the state’s construction industry which was due to be finished at the end of last financial year will not be completed until 2020. The suite of reforms announced in

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Worker Dies on Perth Construction Site

A Perth construction worker lost his life when he fell into a water-filled trench in the city’s western suburbs. Workmates desperately tried to save the construction worker who fell into the 3m deep ditch and became trapped at the Mosman

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Crane Driver Injured in Fall on Melbourne Construction Site

Another crane incident has taken place in Melbourne’s CBD, resulting in injuries for the crane driver. The man had to be treated for suspected spinal and leg injuries after falling 2 metres inside a tower crane on the construction site.

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How to Care for Your Feet on the Construction Site

One of the areas that are so easy to neglect is our feet, regardless of what industry we belong to but in construction, not only do our feet have to take a beating from walking around and standing on a

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Queenslanders Reminded to Prioritise Electrical Safety

Following a number of incidents involving live power lines, including overhead, underground and fallen lines, Ergon Energy and Energex have launched an electrical safety campaign throughout Queensland. The aim of the campaign titled “Take Care, Stay Line Aware”, is to

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Tradie Safety Month – What we’ve learned

Tradies make up one third of Australia’s workforce, yet their injuries account for more than half of the country’s serious workers’ compensation claims. That is why Safe Work Australia has made August Tradies Health Month to remind employers to protect

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Crane Topples on Construction Site – Worker Injured

A crane recently toppled on a construction site in the Gold Coast, causing injury to a man on site. The man suffered minor injuries when the crane tipped over at the Coomera construction site. He was treated by paramedics. Another

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Worker Freed after Collapsing in Perth Airport Tunnel Construction Site

A construction worker has been freed by emergency crews after an incident inside Perth’s Forrestfield Airport rail link tunnel. The man was severely injured when a high pressure air pipe exploded and smashed him in the face. The 35 year

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Beware when Working on Live Circuits/Switchboards – WorkSafe Warns

WorkSafe Victoria is urging business owners, contractors and workers to be cautious when working on live switchboards or circuits. The warning comes as the safety regulator focuses on a month of electrical safety. The regulator is also stressing the importance

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