White Card Update: Examining the Importance of a Mental Health Plan

Employers should never underestimate the importance of a mental health plan in a workplace to enhance productivity, avoid a high attrition rate and reduce absenteeism which costs Australian businesses billions of dollars every year. Some encouraging news recently came to light regarding construction workplaces and mental health of workers. According to a national survey commissioned […]

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Crane Crashes into House in Bunbury

Yet another crane crash has occurred this time in Bunbury, Australind. The crane crashed into a home, thankfully it was unoccupied at the time so no one was injured. The incident which took place at around 10am had fire fighters rushing to the scene along with a WorkSafe representative. WorkSafe is investigating the incident and […]

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Construction Industry Feud turns Deadly

A murder which took place in Sydney recently has been linked to a construction industry feud involving money. A Sydney standover man, Vasko Boskovski was shot dead after apparently being caught up between feuding debt collectors involved in Sydney’s construction industry. According to media reports, the 36 year old man was shot when he answered […]

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Crane Company Charged over Worker Fall

An incident which occurred recently is a reminder to companies in the building industry that their actions or inaction can result in serious even bankrupting financial consequences. A crane hire company and it’s director received a fine totalling $71,000 after one young worker was left unsupervised and unprotected for work from a height when he […]

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WorkCover launches campaign to encourage Young Workers to Speak up at Work Safety

WorkCover recently launched a safety campaign aimed at encouraging young workers in dangerous sectors such as construction to speak up about safety. The campaign was unveiled by assistant treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips who described the campaign as a “graphic and confronting public awareness campaign” which highlights the consequences experienced by 2 young workers who received serious […]

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Preventing structural collapse of Buildings, Bridges and Structures

One of the problematic issues facing construction workers recently has been the potential structural collapse of buildings and structures. The issue is particularly relevant during construction, demolition and refurbishment work. The collapse of buildings and structures can cause serious injury and even death to employees as well as members of the public – the recent […]

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White Card Update: Importance of Managing Noise Hazards in Construction

WorkCover NSW has issued an alert to remind businesses to prioritise managing hazardous noise in the workplace. According to WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division General Manager, John Watson, businesses are required by law to manage the risk of hearing loss from workplace noise. Many businesses are failing to do this which is resulting in […]

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