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The ACT New Health and Safety Legislation

The ACT government has introduced new work health and safety legislation in  the Legislative Assembly which will mean more worker training and consultation on major construction sites, when it comes into effect. The amendment will relate to major construction projects

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Cross Border Construction Plan Extended 3 Years

After a successful 3 years, the Cross Border Construction Program involving Victoria and NSW building sites on the border has been extended. The program which involved inspectors visiting some 419 sites and educating both workers and employers about their obligations

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Million Dollar Fine for CFMEU

Offences committed by the CFMEU and a dozen of its officials have landed them almost $1 million in fines. The CFMEU and its officials committed offences at 10 construction sites including Adelaide Oval, Flinders University and Adelaide Convention Centre between

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Better Thermal Performance for Houses

An innovation in building insulation will ensure that Western Australian homes are kept cool during long, extremely hot summers. This year, DriTherm insulation batts was released to help keep WA homes cool in conjunction with the double-brick construction method. The manufacturer

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1200 Construction Workers Allegedly Died Building Qatar World Cup Stadiums

The news has been circulating that a staggering 1200 migrant labourers died while working on Qatar’s World Cup stadiums, a claim Qatar has vehemently denied. The country was awarded the 2022 World Cup in 2010 and began construction soon after.

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Beware of Coming into Contact with Power lines on Construction Sites

One of the hazards that construction workers on building sites will often have to contend with is possibly live, overhead power lines. One of the biggest mistakes workers can make is assuming that power lines aren’t live because this is

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ACT Construction Sites the most Dangerous

Construction workers and contractors in the ACT should be very concerned by figures which show that the state has the highest serious injury rate in Oz. In fact according to figures released by Safe Work Australia, there has been a

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Worker Suffers Serious Head and Brain Injuries from Workplace Fall

The risk that workers on construction sites are exposed to are numerous which is why safety training is such an important requirement. One incident which should serve as a warning to other companies took place a few years ago, but

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Chemical Safety in Construction

One of the aspects of construction site safety which is easy to overlook is safe chemical handling. But risks presented by chemicals used in the construction process are real and chemical burns as well as other serious injury can occur

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Mobile Platform Fatalities Up on Construction Sites

Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) can provide a safe way of working at height for construction workers. These MEWPs allow workers to reach the task quickly and easily and save both time and money, being utilised both indoors and outdoors

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