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Date PostedJanuary 9, 2019

NSW Construction Safety Blitz Proves a Success

SafeWork inspectors say the NSW Construction safety blitz aimed at reducing falls from heights was a success.

The 12 month long blitz resulted in 1258 notices being issued to stop work or improve work processes.

Inspectors made 1000 visits to sites around the state after the death of 9 workers in 2017. There were countless more workers who were injured in reported falls from heights.

SafeWork says falls from heights are the number one cause of death on construction sites. The SafeWork blitz included an education campaign for tradies and also provided small business with rebates as incentive to improve work from height safety.

Authorities issued more than $86,000 of rebates to 186 small businesses and focused on educating employers and workers. They also took the necessary action such as issuing spot fines.

Read more about the safety blitz at www.safework.nsw.gov.

 

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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