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Melbourne is Australia’s Latest Residential Building Industry Hotspot

  Sydney is no longer the epicentre of Australia’s housing construction boom, according to the Housing Industry Association’s latest research. Melbourne has 12 of the top 20 housing construction “hotspots” over the last financial year, while the remaining 8 are

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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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SafeWork NSW To Host Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium

An event being held by SafeWork NSW may be of particular interest to people in the construction industry. SafeWork NSW will be hosting a Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium on 8-9 November, where attendees can get information from research and ideas about

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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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Company Fined After Worker Injured on the Job

The importance of safely lifting loads on work sites has been highlighted by an incident which resulted in a $50,000 fine for a Brooklyn company. The 2015 incident happened when a stone benchtop weighing 182kg was being lifted using a

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New Method For Replacing Steel Mesh Used In Concrete Reinforcement With Recycled Plastic

An engineering firm Fibercon has developed a new method for replacing steel mesh used in concrete reinforcement with recycled plastic called Emesh. The new product was created in collaboration with researchers from James Cook University in Queensland and has the

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Worker Seriously Injured in Crane Accident

A worker has been injured in an incident involving a crane at a North Lakes construction site in South East Queensland. The man was taken to hospital in a serious condition after sustaining leg and pelvic injuries in the crane

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Malaysian Construction Workers On Skyscrapers with No Safety Precautions Caught on Video

Here’s a bird’s eye view of the most daring construction worker in Kuala Lumpur working on top of a very high skyscraper, on some scaffolding without any fall protection whatsoever. The man’s actions are so alarming that his co-worker filmed

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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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