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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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When The Weather Requires You to Down Tools

An interesting post on Abc.net.au highlights the dilemma facing all  tradies working on construction sites outdoors, when are the weather conditions enough to down tools? As tradepeople interviewed point out, deciding when to stop work due to the weather can

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The Risks Associated with Construction Dust

If you thought the health risks associated with construction dust/silica isn’t that serious, you better watch this case study. This video tells the story of a man who worked with different types of stone over a 3 decade period and

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Festive Season Workplace Safety Warning Issued by WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria is reminding all workers and employers, across all industries to put safety first as 2018 comes to a close. The safety watchdog said this time of year is usually marked by a spike in workplace injuries and fatalities.

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Workers Leg Crushed by Saw Blade in Workplace Accident

Freak accidents are common occurrences on construction sites as a twenty-six year worker in New South Wales recently discovered. The man sustained serious crush injuries after a saw blade fell onto his leg at a Sydney worksite recently. It is

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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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Prioritise Safety in the Lead up to Christmas- Businesses Warned

Businesses and workers have been reminded to prioritise safety in the lead-up to Christmas, a time of year that is typically marked by higher injury rates. During this time of the year, people tend to relax and slack off when

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Here’s How to Protect Your Eyes from Injury

Although eye injuries can happen anywhere, even at home, the construction site is a high risk work environment and may present an increased risk to our eyes due to the construction processes, tools, dust etc. One of the ways to

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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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SafeWork’s Plan to Lower Construction Fatalities in NSW

SafeWork NSW has a plan to lower construction fatalities in the state. The plan aims to reduce work related deaths by 30 per cent and injuries and illnesses by 50 per cent over the next 5 years. Minister for Better

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