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Australian Tradies Busier Than Ever

The good news for the construction industry is that house building grew at its fastest pace in 3 months in May. A recent article on Afr.com pointed out that tradespeople and the utes servicing the detached home sector were busier

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New Work Health and Safety Legislation To Be Introduced in The ACT

New work health and safety legislation recently introduced in the ACT government Legislative Assembly will mean major construction sites will have to have more worker training and consultation. The Work Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2018 involves construction projects over

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Excavator Rolls on Canberra Worksite – Notices Issued

WorkSafe Act recently issued a Prohibition Notice and 2 Improvement notices after an incident involving an excavator on a civic construction site. The owner of the excavator as well as the site’s principal contractor were issued the notices. The excavator

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WorkSafe WA issues warning on Working in Roof Spaces

WorkSafe WA and Building and Energy (formerly EnergySafety) have issued a safety alert on the importance of awareness of electrical hazards in roof spaces ahead of new regulations which came into effect on Monday 14 May 2018 in the state.

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Crane Driver Faces Manslaughter Charges After Fatal Incident

A crane driver has been charged with manslaughter after an incident in August 2016 which claimed the life of a worker on a construction site. The incident involved a mobile crane on the University of Canberra Hospital Construction Site in

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Worker Injured in Elevator Shaft Incident on Gold Coast Construction Site

A construction worker in his twenties is fighting for his life after an incident on a Gold Coast construction site. The young man was crushed in an elevator shaft on the Jewel Towers construction site. It is believed he was

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Company Fined $120,000 for Worker Fall Incident

A kitchen cabinet manufacturer has been fined $120,000 in the Sydney District Court after failing to protect the health and safety of a worker who fell 4.5 metres and suffered serious injuries. The Wyong man suffered a fractured kneecap, wrist

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Safety Alert Issued for Warning Devices of Powered Mobile Plant

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a safety alert about warning devices on powered mobile plant. The guidance is for employers, self-employed people and those is control of the workplace about the unsafe practice of deactivating of warning devices on powered mobile

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Construction of A Major Residential Development Across Borders Commences

If you’re involved in cross border construction projects, such as the one beginning on the ACT/NSW border called the Ginninderry project, your general construction induction card (White Card) is valid. In other words you will not need to repeat the

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Safe Work Australia Encourages Young Workers to Make Safety a Priority

Make the safety and health of young workers a priority, Safe Work Australia urged this Workers’ Memorial Day. The recent World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Worker’s Memorial Day prompted Safe Work Australia to remind all employers,

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