Getting Out of an Emergency Situation on a Construction Site Alive

When an emergency situation arises on a construction site, in order to ensure that all workers get out alive, the first thing employers need to consider is whether the proper procedures have been implemented to deal with emergencies and secondly whether employees are aware of these procedures through training and education. Permanent workers, contractors, apprentices, […]

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Improper Separation of Pedestrians and Vehicles results in Injury

One of the most dangerous issues related to vehicles on a construction site is presented by pedestrians and vehicles converging, which is why site controllers and planners must pay particular attention to the proper separation of pedestrians and vehicles. An incident that took place on a London construction site is a reminder of the importance […]

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3 Construction Workers Killed in Horrific Accident

A tragic construction accident in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia has claimed the lives of at least 3 immigrant workers. The construction workers were apparently working legally in Malaysia. Originally from Bangladesh, the 3 workers apparently became trapped under a beam that had collapsed on the work site. The following excerpt from an article on TheDailyStar.net details […]

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Small Home Addition Approval Period Reduced

As of last week homeowners wishing to add on garages or fences to their homes can do so more easily with a reduced approval period for permits. The announcement was made last week by Planning Minister Matthew Guy, who said the new VicSmart System will start in September and will now facilitate a quicker process […]

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White Card Update: Successful Roof Top Safety

Worldwide, falls from height are still killing more construction workers than any other hazard presented by building construction and despite us being aware of the risks involved, many workers are still going at this type of work in the wrong way, risking their own health and safety. One of the most common types of falls […]

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Awards Recognise Women in Construction

Although construction has traditionally been considered a male dominated industry, the annual National Association Women in Construction Awards proves that there are women who are excelling in this “macho” industry. The winners of the NAWIC Awards were announced on 14 August in Brisbane during an awards ceremony during which 2 Gladstone women were among those […]

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Importance of Proper Traffic Plans on Work Sites

The importance of proper plans on a construction work site should never be underestimated, including proper traffic plans, especially on sites where heavy machinery and vehicles are being operated. Whenever vehicles and pedestrians collide on a construction site there is the risk of an accident which is why site controllers must ensure that these entities […]

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