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Date PostedDecember 12, 2016

Operation to Highlight Demolition Safety

As part of its efforts to minimize work related injuries and fatalities, WorkSafe Victoria is focusing on dangerous and sub-standard demolition work across the state.

Inspectors are in the process of visiting more than 800 demolition and construction sites in the state, checking that work is being carried out safely.

Any sites that aren’t meeting their health and safety requirements, will have to stop work immediately, WorkSafe warned.

WorkSafe cited 2 recent Melbourne incidents which highlighted the need for safety. The first was a wall collapse at a demolition site and the second was the discovery of asbestos in the debris of a demolished building.

The work authority has stressed the importance of planning and monitoring the entire process to ensure safety is a priority.

For more about the inspections and what inspectors will be on the look out for, read http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/11/safety-blitz-target-demolition-sites-victoria/#.WE078FwYbIV

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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