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How Effective is Our Safety Training?

The Australian Skills Quality Authority released it’s 2014 annual report in November last year which revealed that the standard of training in the construction industry in Australia left much to be desired. According to the report, 3 out of 4

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India Has Building Sites for Women Workers Only

Construction is a male dominated field all around the world and particularly so in India but in Kerala, an all women government run scheme is being run to empower female construction workers. The idea that the construction site is only

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Free Safety Advice for Small Businesses

WorkCover NSW will be holding a free interactive webinar for small businesses to provide advice on how to create and maintain a safe work environment. The free web session will also provide participants with the opportunity to express what they

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WorkSafe Victoria Campaign aims to Make Towns safer

Businesses in the Moe, Newborough and Trafalgar area should be prepared for a visit from WorkSafe Victoria inspectors who will begin some 100 inspections later this month as a part of the ongoing Safe Towns campaign. On its website WorkSafe

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Sleeping: This is What You’re Doing Wrong

Getting a good night’s sleep is important because fatigue can put you at risk of injury and illness on the construction site. This informative video will show you everything you’re doing that’s hampering a restful night’s sleep and provides some

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Emphasis on Safety Pre-planning in Construction

  The safety of construction workers is once again in the spotlight and employers are being urged not to be worker’s safety an after thought. SafeWork Australia says 211 construction workers died from work-related injuries in the five years from 2007–08 to

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Tips for Safety Conversations

In an article on Robert Long discusses 20 tips for safety conversations which would prove especially beneficial for employers to utilise in the construction industry. Communication is an important aspect of site safety and this post provides tips to

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Are you fulfilling your health and safety Responsibilities?

In the construction industry it is important for everyone involved with work to be aware of and understand their responsibilities and fulfil them to avoid fines and injuries. According to Australian legislation employers and workers both share responsible in the

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Safety when working in Tunnels, Shafts and Trenches

Photo source: There are a number of hazards presented by work in the confined space of a tunnel, shaft or trench. Employers need to identify whether this hazard is present and also the hazards associated with work in these

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Safety during Painting Operations on Building Sites

Everyone engaging in work on a construction site, including painters is at risk of injury and possibly death which is why the law dictates that all construction workers must undergo construction safety training. Painters need to obtain their White Card

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