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Man Suffers Injury After Falling from Roof

Work from heights, even perceived “low” heights should by approached with caution, taking all risks into account. Even if you work from heights every day, don’t allow complacency to set in and became relaxed in your approach to safety, no

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Inspectors Target Mobile Plant on Construction Sites

Over the past decade, there have been thousands of people injured while working with or around mobile plant and 16 people lost their lives. Now WorkSafe is tackling the issue with a campaign to reduce fatalities and injuries on construction

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Coronial Inquest into Workers Death Announced

The coronial inquest into the death of a construction worker on a Canberra site five years ago began this week. According to reports following the accident that claimed the life of Ben Catanzariti, workers at the Kingston foreshore site heard

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What To Do If You Get A Blister

Although blisters can be considered as one of the most “minor” injuries on construction sites, they can be uncomfortable and make it difficult to be productive. For example blisters from holding tools or equipment are common on the hands and

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Spotlight on Safe Ladder Use

Ladders have become invaluable to most workplaces, not just within the construction industry but all sectors and even in our homes. Sadly they are also one of the most misused pieces of equipment which accounts for the high number of

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Modular Construction Gets New Code following World First Research Project

PreFabAUS co-hosted the pre-launch of the Modular Construction Code, developed by the Modular Construction Codes Board (MCCB) in collaboration with Monash University and jointly funded by the Victorian Government and private industry. The code is a world first which more

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Research Reveals Best Paying Industry

  If you’re wondering which is the most lucrative field for you to work in here are some statistics from a popular job website, SEEK highlighting the top paying industries. According to the website, all these industries have an annual

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Barangaroo Construction Worker Killed

A 32 year old father and husband has been killed while working on a barge off Barangaroo in Sydney recently. Tim Macpherson was not only the father of a 14 month old, but his wife is also pregnant with their

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North Connex Construction Workers Undergo Suicide Prevention Training

Sadly young male construction workers are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide than anyone else, which is why projects such as Mates in Construction are of such importance. Recently construction workers involved in the NorthConnex tunnel construction underwent suicide

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Building Approvals Up in January

Approvals for new home construction rose in January by 1.8 per cent to 17.412. This was higher that market expectations, which predicted a 0.3 per cent fall. While January’s figures were encouraging, housing approvals over the 12 months to January

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