Maintain a Safe Worksite Through Summer

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Summer is here and the temperatures are soaring so maintaining safety throughout summer will involve some added safety measures.

Take into consideration the controls needed to keep workers safe in the heat, beginning with rescheduling strenuous, outdoor work for the coolest time of the day and rotating shifts so one worker isn’t exposed more than others.

Other aspects to consider include UV protection, keeping hydrated, being aware of insects and creatures that come out during summer, storing lunches safely to prevent food poisoning, fire safety as much of Australia goes through bushfire season and the appropriate lockdown practices during the weekends and public holidays.

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Home Builders Cashing in on Construction Boom

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According to the latest report from the HIA (Housing Industry Association) home builders across Australia are raking in the benefits financially from the housing construction boom.

The revelation was made at an industry breakfast in Melbourne recently and according to the data, the nation’s 100 largest home builders raked in $16.669 billion worth of revenue and broke ground on 68,621 new dwellings in 2014-15.

There was a 12.2 per cent increase in revenue during this period and the 2nd highest of new dwelling commencements on record.