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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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Construction Hotspot with the Most Cranes in Sydney

The northern suburbs of Sydney are the city’s residential construction hot-spot with a total of 121 cranes dotted around the area. Last month the number of cranes increased by 27. Matthew Harris, managing director of RLB NSW said the northern

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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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Man Killed in Perth Construction Accident

A construction worker has been killed in an accident on a site in Perth’s western suburbs. The man fell into a trench filled with water about 3 metres deep and became trapped. Co-workers attempted to rescue the man at the

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Tougher Penalties for Workplace Safety Offences in WA

Western Australia recently implemented tougher penalties for workplace safety offences, which are consistent with the national model Work Health and Safety Act. The laws introduced increase the maximum imprisonment term from 2 to 5 years and fines for body corporate

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New Toolkit Launched to Improve Health and Safety in NSW

The free Easy to Do Work Health and Safety toolkit has been launched to improve workplace health and safety in NSW. The self-assessment toolkit was released during national Safe Work Month. An independent study in 2017 found that over 40

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