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Singaporean Workers Dies after Failing to Secure Harness

A construction worker in Singapore recently died after falling six floors at a construction site. It was discovered that the worker had not secured his safety harness to a life line. The state coroner found that the 51 year old

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SafeWork Blitz Outcomes Acheived

SafeWork NSW says a 12 month construction industry blitz aimed at reducing falls from heights has achieved its intended outcome of improving working at heights safety and compliance. According to Tony Williams, SafeWork NSW Executive Director, inspectors visited 1000 sites

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How to Get a Construction Job in Australia

As the new year approaches you may be thinking it’s time to start looking for a new job, perhaps in the rewarding and challenging field of construction. You should know that while the construction industry is lucrative, before you can

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New Research Finds FIFO Workers at Risk of Psychological Stress

A new report has found that fly-in,fly-out (FIFO) workers experience high levels of psychological distress compared to non-FIFO workers. FIFO workers experience higher levels of distress, 33 per cent whereas only 17 per cent of non-FIFO workers experience psychological distress.

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WorkSafe Victoria Reminds Workplaces to Remember Safety at This Time of Year

Although this may be the “most wonderful time of the year”, for workers it can be a nightmare, especially if safety begins to take a back seat to festive cheer. WorkSafe Victoria has issued a reminder to both workers and

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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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Managing Silica on Construction Sites

Silicosis is a serious disease that is affecting an alarming number of tradies. If you haven’t taken precautions to ensure workers are protected from the hazards associated with construction dust, you need to watch this video.

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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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Search For Qualified Staff Delays ACT Construction Industry Changes

The ACT’s planning directorate says an overhaul of the state’s construction industry intended to be completed by the end of the last financial year will not be finished until 2020. Planning Minister Mick Gentleman announced the suite of building reforms

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97 Workplace Deaths in 2018

According to the latest Safe Work Australia figures, 97 Australians were killed at work in 2018. The figures are based upon media reports and are a preliminary estimate of workplace fatalities across Australia. The top three industries with the most

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