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National Asbestos Awareness Week Observed

During Asbestos Awareness Week, 19-25 November the dangers related to asbestos were highlighted, particularly to young tradespeople and apprentices who may not be familiar with the risks or what to do if they suspect exposure. Minister for Industrial Relations Grace

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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 Workers Risking their Lives to Build India’s Homes

The risks being taken by workers in India to build the country’s homes, infrastructure and commercial buildings recently came under the spotlight in an article on BBC.com. The post mentioned a number of workers including Mr Hasan, a construction worker

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Construction Site Manager Cleared of Blame over Irish Workers Deaths

The former construction site manager of the Perth site where 2 Irish tradies were tragically crushed by a massive concrete panel in N0vember 2015, has been cleared of charges by a magistrate. The site manager had been in charge of

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Canberra Light Rail Workers Forced to Labour in Extreme Heat

Construction workers on Canberra’s light rail network recently had to work in near 40 degree heat, despite the construction union pushing for a deal for workers to stop working when temperatures reach 37 degrees. Workers had to endure 39 degrees

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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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Australia’s Highest Paying Careers That Don’t Require a Degree

If a degree isn’t in the cards for you, that doesn’t mean you cant make a good living. In fact a number of career paths are available to people who prefer not to study at university particularly in the trade

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Keep Workers Safe in the Heat – WorkSafe Urges

WorkSafe Victoria has urged employers in the north to ensure the protection of workers in the extreme heat. With temperatures often soaring above 40 degrees, employers were reminded to ensure work is managed safely and that workers are well hydrated.

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Tradie Death Sparks Fears of Silicosis Epidemic

A Queensland stonecutter has died from silicosis, sparking concerns of an epidemic of deaths in the industry. More cases have began to emerge of silicosis diagnosis in Queensland and around Australia, with Gold Coast stonecutter Anthony White being the latest

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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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