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.
Chris Turner, State Inspector with SafeWork NSW updated the Concrete Pumping Association of Australia recently about impending plant item registration changes with effect from the 1 January 2018. SafeWork NSW invited to CPAA to advise its members of these impending changes. This information is available on the item registration page of our website www.safework.nsw.gov.au
People are being encouraged to do the right thing and dial before they dig and maintain safe clearance distances when working near overhead powerlines to save lives and avoid costly utility strikes.
The attached letter has been sent from WorkSafe Victoria with concern regarding a critical component on Sermac manufactured truck-mounted Concrete Placing Units, and to provide relevant prevention guidance applicable to all concrete pumping units.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is aware that a man has been fraudulently posing as a WHSQ employee, requesting payment for advertising in a WHS publication.
This Safety Bulletin has been published to remind owners and operators of concrete placing booms of their 'duty of care' when determining 'who should' and 'how' to carry out all inspections on their plant. The Australian Standard for the Safe Use - Concrete placing equipment, AS 2550.15, requires ‘competent person(s)’ to make decisions and/or provide approval in a range of situations before use of equipment.
Safe use of concrete pump and booms and information on cleaning.|Safe use of concrete pump and booms and information on cleaning.