Two workers in an excavation have been injured when a 1350mm diameter concrete stormwater pipe toppled over.
Excavation work introduces a number of risks that must be managed, including the risk of people working in the excavation being crushed by unrestrained or inadequately restrained pipes. Workplace Health and Safety QLD discuss control measures to prevent unrestrained or inadequately restrained objects in the excavation from toppling over.
In response to a number of recent crane incidents, SafeWork NSW has announced a crackdown on crane operators and maintenance on construction sites across NSW, as part of a six-month blitz aimed at increasing safety across the industry.
Crane owners and operators need to check a key component following the preliminary results of a WorkSafe investigation into the cause of an incident which led to the death of a construction worker in Box Hill.
SafeWork SA is putting the spotlight on falls at work in a new four-part educational short video series aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities.
There have been a number of recent incidents in Queensland where heavy vehicles or trailers have fatally crushed workers. In many cases, the vehicle had not been correctly immobilised.
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risks associated with stabilisers and outriggers on trucks and trailers when travelling on public roads.
The purpose of this health and safety alert is to inform workers, employers, builders and designers of the risk of falling concrete elements attached to the perimeter of buildings under construction.
WorkSafe QLD's recent safety alert highlights the risk of collapse of self-supporting signs. This alert highlights the importance of the need to properly design, maintain and inspect sign structures.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are highlighting the importance of forklift safety after an incident in May 2018 where a worker has been left seriously injured after being struck by a reversing forklift.
This factsheet from WorkSafe WA provides information and duties for employers of outdoor workers, and precautions to reduce the risk of harm.