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Victorian Tradespeople Warned About Asbestos Risk

Following a campaign that included radio, print and online advertisements, Victoria’s tradespeople are being educated about the risks associated with asbestos. The campaign which began earlier this month aims to ensure tradespeople can clearly identify asbestos and avoid putting themselves

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Dodgy Construction Induction Cards Emerge on Worksites

As we are all aware, Construction Induction training is mandatory for all construction workers in all states and territories and this is to ensure everyone working on a high risk work site are aware of how to do so safely.

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High Number of Apprentice Injuries in The ACT a Concern

 The safety of apprentice workers should be a priority for employers and site managers, particularly given their inexperience which puts them at a disadvantage on work sites. In the ACT apprentices are being injured at an alarming rate with some

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Worker Crushed on Construction Site

A construction worker was recently killed when a steel beam being lifted fell and crushed him. The man, aged in his thirties was working on a barge near Sydney’s Darling Harbour. When police and emergency services arrived on the scene,

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Worker Killed and 2 Injured in One Weekend

Three workplace incidents in one weekend have led to 2 deaths and one critical injury. A man in his sixties suffered critical head injuries after falling four metres at a site in Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula. In another

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SafeWork NSW Waives 5 Day Asbestos Removal Work Notification Timeframe

SafeWork NSW recently waived the 5 day asbestos removal work notification timeframe to allow for the immediate clean-up of asbestos debris following bushfires. Usually the 5 day timeframe allows SafeWork to determine the adequacy of safety systems and site arrangements

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Fatal Electric Shock Incident in Sydney

“Don’t forget to isolate the power before beginning electrical work” – that is the message we must take from a horrific incident that took place at a home in Eastwood in Sydney recently. A 46 year old man was electrocuted

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Two Men Arrested for Trespassing on Construction Site

A reminder of the importance of security and keeping your tools locked has presented itself following the arrest of 2 men caught trespassing at an Adelaide construction site. One of the men was carrying a backpack filled with tools at

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Wave of Protests Hit Construction

A wave of protests by the CFMEU and its members are planned following the recent bill fast tracking contentious rules limiting union influence on Commonwealth-funded building sites. According to reports building sites across Australia can expect walkouts as union members

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Addressing Workers Psychological Injury

In the construction industry we’re well accustomed to risk assessments for physical hazards but psychological injury is an area that needs much more attention. According to a study by MinterEllison, 57 per cent of local businesses have experienced a year

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