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Melbourne Companies fined for Unsafe Scaffolding

Two Melbourne companies have been fined $62,000 in total for unsafe scaffolding at a work site at Bentleigh East, after an investigation revealed scaffolding at the site leaning towards overhead power-lines during wind gusts in October 2016. The company was

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Skylight Falls Prompt Safety Alert

A safety alert has been issued by SafeWork NSW following a workplace incident last month that resulted in the death of one worker. The worker was killed and two other suffered serious injuries after falling through a skylight recently prompting

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Beware when Lifting or Opening Packed Glass Sheets

 Safe Work NSW has released a safety alert reminding workers of the risks of handling packs of glass sheets. Workers are reminded not to rely on the packaging to the support the contents when lifting or opening the package. The

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Safety Alert Issued – Trench Support Systems

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland released a safety alert highlighting the risk of trench collapse when a shoring box or trench support system doesn’t extend the full depth of the trench. The warning comes after an incident last month involving

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Safety Alert Issued Regarding Movement of Vehicles

A safety alert has been issued by SafeWork NSW reminding people that work with vehicles of the risks associated with the uncontrolled movement on vehicles. In most cases where people are injured or killed by the uncontrolled movement of vehicles,

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Shoring Boxes and Trench Support Systems Alert Issued

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has released a safety alert to highlight the risk of trench collapse when trench support systems such as shoring boxes don’t extend for the full length of the trench. The alert comes after a November

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SafeWork Highlights Importance of Ladder Safety

Incorrect ladder use leads to a surprising number of workplace health and safety across all industries but in construction in particular. This safety alert from SafeWork gives some good advice on safe ladder use, let’s watch and see what we

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Beware of Flood Damage

After a flood its always important to be cautious around electrical appliances and accessories but Work Safe NT is reminding all owners and operators of commercial premises of this. People in the Alice Springs area were recently reminded of the

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WorkSafe NSW issues Mobile Plant Safety Alert

WorkCover NSW has released a new safety alert which construction employers and workers need to pay attention to. The WorkCover NSW authority released a new safety alert on working with or around mobile plant in order to make workers aware

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Scaffolding Safety in Construction – WorkCover NSW issues Safety Alert

A safety alert has been issued to remind construction businesses about the need to inspect and maintain scaffolding and its components which include stair flights.  The fall of a worker from scaffolding raised the alarm about scaffolding safety which is

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