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WorkSafe Victoria Reminds Workplaces to Remember Safety at This Time of Year

Although this may be the “most wonderful time of the year”, for workers it can be a nightmare, especially if safety begins to take a back seat to festive cheer. WorkSafe Victoria has issued a reminder to both workers and

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Construction Firm Fined for Painters Fall

A New Zealand construction company has been fined after a painter was injured in the company’s workplace. The painter was a contractor who was completing work at the company’s premises when he was given incorrectly installed mobile scaffolding to work

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ACT Construction Groups Call for End to Rogue Contractors

Construction industry groups including Master Builders Association’s ACT Branch have called for a complete overhaul of the ACT’s contractor licensing regime. Industry groups have blamed rogue tradies for Canberra’s building quality issues, saying unqualified and unlicensed contractors are undercutting legitimate

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Managing Silica on Construction Sites

Silicosis is a serious disease that is affecting an alarming number of tradies. If you haven’t taken precautions to ensure workers are protected from the hazards associated with construction dust, you need to watch this video.

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WA Company’s Former Supervisor Fined $6000 over Workplace Injury

A former supervisor of a WA company was recently fined $6000 in Perth Magistrates Court following  an accident at a Keysbrook mine, 3 years prior. The worker was struck on the shoulder by a bucket of a mini excavator in

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Fatality Results in $65,000 Fine for Mining Company

A Western Australian mining firm has been fined $65,000 after an electrician was killed at a bauxite site. The electrician was fatally crushed between a lift car and the lift shaft at the Worsley refinery in 2014. The 66 year

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Deadliest Jobs for Men in Australia

While the Australian job market is booming, especially in the trade industries, many people in these industries are struggling. These jobs are lucrative, promising six figure salaries however the men in these jobs are battling with depression and are committing

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Search For Qualified Staff Delays ACT Construction Industry Changes

The ACT’s planning directorate says an overhaul of the state’s construction industry intended to be completed by the end of the last financial year will not be finished until 2020. Planning Minister Mick Gentleman announced the suite of building reforms

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Companies Warned to Put Safety First in Lead-up to Festive Season

Companies and employees are being warned to put safety first in the lead-up to Christmas. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Ian Munn warned workplaces to pay particular attention to safety as we approach the festive season. Around this time of the year

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Sydney Metro Construction Time-lapse

The Sydney metro project is a massive undertaking which, unless you’re directly involved with its construction in some way or the other, you may not fully comprehend. In this time-lapse video you can get an understanding of what actually goes

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