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Help Available for NSW First Time Workers

As many young people enter the workforce in 2019, it’s important that they have access to help and advice to face the challenges of life on the job site, particularly for those entering trade fields. Minister for Better Regulation Matt

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Silicosis Claims Young Workers Life

A Gold Coast tradesman who was diagnosed with silicosis, the deadly lung disease has died. Anthony White, the 36 year old tradie was diagnosed in November 2017 and since then has highlighted the consequences of prolonged exposure and lack of

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Builder Fined Over Apprentice Death

A building firm and its director, have been fined $88,000 following the 2013 death of a 21 year old apprentice at a Caulfield South site. The building company and director pleaded guilty to one charge each of failing to provide

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Serious Crane Accident Injures Worker

A tradesman has landed in hospital with injuries after being hit by a falling load at a worksite at Griffith. The load weighing 500kg was being lifted by a small mobile crane when it slipped and became partially disconnected. Thankfully

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Safety Blitz Targets Mobile Plant on Building Sites

WorkSafe is targeting poor safety around mobile plant following a decade of incidents, injuries and fatalities involving machinery such as cranes, elevated work platforms, front end loaders, forklifts, skid steer loaders, concrete trucks and other powered mobile plant. In the

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Man in Hospital After Being Impaled at Work

The second serious construction accident in 2 days took place on September 26 at a construction site in Sydney’s north, involving a 24 year old construction worker who had his leg impaled by a piece of steel. The worker fell

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Power Tool Review Here

There’s probably no fooling you when it comes to the tools of the trades,because let’s face it, tradies know their power tools. This review may prove helpful if you haven’t already tested the Bosch 10.8V Impact Driver yourself.

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Tradesman Returns from Disaster Relief Efforts

Tradespeople are getting a chance to give back and help those in need with their skills. I just read about a Katoomba tradie who returned from a humanitarian trip to earthquake affected Nepal earlier this year. The tradie speaks candidly

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Act Building Inspectors to be Available on Weekends

Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe will be investigating the need for building inspectors to be made available on weekends to stop builders avoiding development rules. The ACT’s work safety watchdog received complaints about an inner south construction company which had

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Rope Bridge built entirely by Drones

After watching construction workers risk their lives building Germany’s longest rope suspension bridge, here is a video of a rope bridge being constructed entirely by drones, no human labour is utilised. While drone construction does have it’s benefits, such as

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