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Paying Attention to FIFO Worker Mental Health

The mental health impacts of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work are being investigated by a parliamentary committee following a spate of suicides among these workers working in remote parts of Australia. Among those calling for action is the Construction Forestry, Mining and

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Importance of Identifying Ergonomic Hazards on The Work Site

Ergonomic hazards aren’t always as obvious to recognise as other hazards which often results in them going unnoticed, especially on high risk sites such as building sites, where other hazards are deemed “more severe”. But identifying and addressing ergonomic hazards

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Construction Tradies Best Places in Oz to Find Work

While construction activity across the country is on the rise there are some places where population growth and an increase in building approvals have resulted in even more of a surge in building activity. According to statistics from the Housing

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Man Hospitalised after Fall from Ladder

Work from heights is one of the topics covered by the White Card course, and for good reason – this is a common cause of injury on construction sites and accounts for a number of fatalities across all industries annually. One

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Record High New Housing Construction

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recently released information that a record number of new homes were built in the 12 months to the end of June. The number of new homes that were built rose by 16.9 per cent

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Canberra Construction Firm Wins Appeal Against $800,000 Payout to Injured Contractor

The Canberra construction firm ordered to pay an injured contractor $800,000 for an injury in 2005, has won their appeal against the payout. The incident occured in 2005 when the contractor injured his back while moing concrete in a suburban

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New Zealand Construction Hits All Time High

Construction work in New Zealand has hit a 50 year high with statistics indicating that more  than $4 billion worth of activity was put in place in the 3 month period. Construction activity is 8 per cent higher than it

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Which Queensland Town is the Safest in The Country?

Workers in the Queensland town of Gympie will be pleased that their town is one of the safest for workers in Australia. A recent post on GympieTimes.com.au revealed information obtained from an APN Newsdesk analysis of WorkSafe Australia shows that

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Big Construction Projects Highlight Need for More Training

The Sunshine Coast is one of the areas experiencing growth in the construction sector and as activity increases, so do construction jobs and the need for more workers to be trained. Construction Skills Queensland say training of the Coast’s 16,300

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Addressing the Inefficiencies in Construction

  A recent post on Sourceable.net highlighted some of the common inefficiencies and outdated practices that we’re still seeing happen in the Australian construction industry and the effect these practices are having on productivity. One such practice is the delivery

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