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.
WorkSafe ACT has entered into a $300,000 enforceable undertaking with local company Construction Control following an alleged breach of a Prohibition Notice relating to the use of unsafe scaffolding. This is a reminder to industry and site managers to ensure that any notices and associated restrictions are communicated to all workers and subcontractors who may attend a site.
Two businesses have been fined more than $200,000 combined, after a worker fell two stories on a construction site in Ashfield.
“No one should be put in harm’s way, and SafeWork NSW will continue to come down hard on businesses that neglect their workplace safety obligations."
A moment is all it takes for an injury to happen at work and change the course of a worker’s life.
A moment is also how long it takes to report a safety hazard before it becomes an issue. To ensure a worker has the right training and supervision to do their job. To ask a work mate if they are ok. To speak up for safety in the workplace.
October is Safe Work Month and all employers and workers are encouraged to take a moment to reflect on their workplace safety culture and to ensure safety is the key focus each and every day.
WorkSafe VIC is urging employers in the construction industry to be aware of the serious risks when working from height following two serious incidents in 24 hours. They have suggested techniques to reduce and eliminate risks on-site.
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.
A WorkSafe Inspector attended the site at approximately 5pm yesterday following a report of a collapse of prefabricated concrete panels in a lift shaft.
One of the panels fell approximately 7 metres into the shaft well. No workers were injured or in the shaft at the time of the collapse
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.