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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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Revolutionary New Construction material made from Unlikely Waste

Researchers at a South African university have developed a way to make building materials using something we literally flush down the toilet every day. Urine is the key ingredient in the construction of eco-friendly building materials, human urine that is.

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Workers Warned of Extreme Heat Dangers

A warning has been issued to workers about the dangers of working in high heat environments. Although the reminder was issued by The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, it is a warning that people in construction trades should

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Worker Injured while using an Electric Grinder in NSW

A man in northern NSW has been rushed to hospital for treatment of a serious wrist injury after an incident with an electric grinder. Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident where they discovered a man in his

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Company Fined $300,000 for Apprentice Electrocution Incident

A Melbourne electrical firm was recently convicted and fined $300,000 over an incident involving an apprentice in 2016. The third year apprentice died from electrocution while laying cables at a property in Camberwell. The company pleaded guilty to 2 charges

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Queensland’s Five Year Plan to Improve Health and Safety in the Workplace

Queensland has a 5 year plan which will make the state safer, its Work Health and Safety Board says. The peak advisory board, made up of representatives from employer associations, trade unions and academia came up with the plan in

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Tunneling Under Sydney Harbour to Build Sydney Metro Rail

Most people aren’t aware of the massive undertaking going on in Sydney, but the construction of the Sydney Metro Rail is fascinating to those working in construction. For those people this video is a real treat and even those who

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Worker’s Fall Injury Results in Fines for 2 Companies

The consequences of failing to comply with health and safety regulations has come to the forefront following a case involving 2 businesses in Sydney. The companies were fined more than $200,000 combined after a worker fell 2 stories on a

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Brick Wall Collapses on Construction Worker

Another construction accident has taken place, this time on a construction site south of Brisbane. The construction worker involved is recovering in hospital after he was crushed when a brick wall fell. The construction worker, aged in his fifties fell

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Workplace Health and Safety In The Forefront after Box Hill Accident

Workplace health and safety has come to the forefront following an incident in Box Hill, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. A worker in his 40s died and another was seriously injured after a container of concrete fell from the crane recently.

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