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One Dead after Falling from Roof in Central Victoria

Falls from height are still the most common cause of serious workplace health and safety incidents, despite these accidents being avoidable if the proper fall protection controls are utilised. The latest tragic incident involved a man in central Victoria who

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Worker Injured as Steel Falls from Crane

We should never neglect the risks associated with lifting goods on construction sites, as we’ve seen happen often on construction sites lately. The latest incident happened on an Auckland site when a construction worker was critically injured after steel being

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Cross Border Safety Program Focuses on Work From Height Safety

During the month of June, between the 18th and 22nd WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW embarked on a Cross-border Construction Program. The prevention of falls on construction sites was the focus of the joint visit with safety regulators visiting sites

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WorkSafe Vic and Safework NSW Cross Border Construction Target Falls

WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW have embarked on a cross border construction inspection program targeting the prevention of falls. Inspectors visited sites in Mildura between 18 June and 22 June, identifying breaches and discussing similarities and differences between the health

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WorkSafe Victoria Warns Employers about Work from Height

WorkSafe Victoria is warning employers of the serious consequences for failure to manage risks associated with work from heights on construction sites, after 11 serious falls from height were reported. Since the start of the year there have already been

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Companies Fined for Workers Fall Injuries

A worker’s fall injuries have resulted in charges for 2 companies and their respective directors in Darwin. The 19 year old worker fell 2.9 metres through a void due to a lack of edge protection at the site in August

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Put Safety First in the Lead-up to Christmas

WorkCover Queensland has reminded all employers to pay attention to the safety of their employees in the lead-up to Christmas, particularly given that during this time of the year, injury claims tend to rise. According to WorkCover Queensland Executive –

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Three Codes of Practice that Affect Construction Work Updated by SafeWork NSW

If you’re in the construction industry, you should already be aware of updates to three codes of practice as of 1 April 2016. The codes of practice are approved under the Work Health and Safety Act (the WHS Act). The

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Workers Falls off Tower

We’ve often said that falls even from a relatively low height can cause serious injuries, possibly fatal ones, which is why work from height safety is so important. Unfortunately some employers are still ignoring work from height safe work processes

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Beware Falls from Ladders

Ladders are commonly the cause for concern because people don’t use them properly. That is why work from heights is one of the topics covered by the White Card course. The most recent accident involving a ladder that resulted in

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