Ensuring Safe Work from Height Practices on Site

Properly managing work from heights on a construction site is vital to proper site safety management. A recent incident which took place on a British construction site highlights the danger of ignoring proper work from height practices on construction sites. A developer was spotted by an inspector who was passing by the site on train […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

Strict New Restrictions relating to Apprentices on Construction Sites

According to WorkSafe ACT, apprentices undertaking high risk work at construction sites in Canberra will be safer under their new crackdown.   Commissioner Mark McCabe is releasing two sets of guidance requirements for the supervision of apprentices.   They include a ban on trainees and apprentices working without the mandated supervision or working without the […]

Read More »

Housing Construction Blitz finds 90 Safety Breaches

A WorkSafe Victoria safety blitz conducted in Western Victoria last month revealed 90  safety breaches during the operation that inspected 120 housing construction sites. The WorkSafe inspectors visited almost 120 housing construction sites around Bendigo, Ballarat, Mildura, Warrnambool and Geelong as part of an operation dubbed Operation SafeSite. The sites visited were warned beforehand of […]

Read More »

Safety When Working with Ladders

By Joelk75 There are a number of tradesman whose work involves them climbing a ladder at some time or the other such as builders, electricians and plumbers. Although ladders are such a common feature on construction sites, they are consistently the cause of falls and injuries. Perhaps this is due to the fact that workers […]

Read More »

Importance of Safety Signs on Building Sites

Although all workers entering construction sites must undergo the appropriate safety training it still helps to have safety signs posted around the site to warn workers and visitors to the site about hazards and what precautions need to be taken to overcome them. Employers have a responsibility according to the law to provide workers with […]

Read More »

Workers Guard Yourself against Electric Shock

JoshSemans One of the issues often neglected by construction workers is the possibility of being electrocuted from power tools or electrical lead on a building site. Many workers believe it’s as easy as just picking up a power tool and beginning to work. The injuries that workers may sustain from electric shocks from power tools […]

Read More »

Importance of Site Safety Management

Another Example of Poor Safety on Canberra Building Sites A Canberra building site which has been the source of a number of safety breaches in the past has once again come under the spotlight, for unsafe practices onsite. WorkSafe ACT was called back to the site after workers were apparently throwing a large piece of […]

Read More »