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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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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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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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Road Construction Time-lapse Video

For a look at how roads are constructed and an idea of just how much work actually goes into building our infrastructure watch the time-lapse video below. Road construction is one of the most high risk for the workers involved,

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How Queensland Plans to Tackle Workplace Health and Safety Issues

Queensland Work Health and Safety Board, the state’s peak advisory board to the government on work health and safety, has designed a 5 year plan to make WHS in the state safer. The plan comes in response to the recommendations

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Ensure You Find Cables before Excavation, Workers Warned

Anyone involved with renovating or excavating is being reminded by Essential Energy to check for underground utilities beforehand. Christine Withycombe,  Head of Health, Safety and Environment reminded workers that they are legally obligated to contact  Dial Before You Dig in

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