Improve Your Site’s Safety with Training

Each day construction workers are exposed to a number of hazards presented by the environment, the work processes, tools, equipment and machinery. While there are some hazards that are common to all work sites such as slips, trips and falls, there are certain factors that make the risks even greater on a construction site. Every […]

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Electricity and Overhead Power Lines

What happens when cranes and other equipment make contact with live overhead electric cables? A contractor has been fined after failing to act on a warning concerning an overhead electric cable which led to the electrocution of a crane operator. The British contractor Ashford Homes (South Western) Ltd was prosecuted after a crane operator suffered […]

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Improvements at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill Mine Ordered

Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill Mine has been ordered to improve operations and procedures relating to cranes after a series of safety incidents that hampered construction last month. The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has ordered that the mine’s crane operations be improved after a team of specialist safety inspectors visited the site […]

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Vic Construction Watchdog Targets Illegal Entries

The Victorian Construction Code Compliance Unit is taking a firm stance against union delegates that gain entry into building sites under false pretences. Union officials are allegedly entering building sites using the excuse of safety complaints which are being fabricated. The crackdown on union officials accessing construction sites coincides with the arrests of a number […]

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Construction News: Sydney Housing Supply Crisis

According to one of the nation’s largest property developers the shortage of available housing in Sydney may take up to five years to correct. According to Mark Steinhart, the chief executive of Stockland the undersupply of housing in the market will take at least half a decade to correct. He said that despite the attempts […]

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