SafeWork SA has commenced a six-month audit campaign of Elevating Work Platforms (EWPs) (i.e. scissor lifts) in order to educate businesses and operators about their safety duties and enforce compliance with the law.
SafeWork SA Work Health and Safety Inspectors will visit workplaces using EWPs higher than 3 metres across a range of industries, including construction, to ensure appropriate safe systems of work are in place to protect workers, and that workers and employers are educated on their responsibilities.
The lead up to the end of the year is traditionally a high-risk period for all sectors of the construction industry in South Australia. With just a few weeks left until the festive season, principal contractors, Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU’s) and workers may feel under pressure to get jobs completed prior to the holiday period.
Avoid tragedy in the lead up to this holiday season by staying focused on the most important aspect of construction work – ensuring you and your mates get home safely to your families every day
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.
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.
International Women's Day marked the launch of SafeWork SA's Augusta Zadow Awards seeking initiatives to improve women's health and safety at work.