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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WorkCover issues Towing trailers Safety Alert

WorkCover NSW often releases safety alerts relating to workplace health and safety and have done so again, this time relating to safety when towing trailers. The alert was prompted by a tragic incident that occurred in March 2013 when a worker received fatal crushing injuries when a trailer rolled forward unexpectedly, crushing him in the […]

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Audit Targets Unsafe Practices

The electric shock incident of a young electrical apprentice on a Canberra building site had the entire country concerned, including WorkSafe who have launched a new audit to target unsafe practices such as allowing apprentices to work alone thereby endangering their safety. The incident in Canberra has highlighted the dangerous rate of injury particularly relating […]

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Workers, beware of falling objects!

An incident at an aluminium factory recently is an example of how workers can be hit by falling objects unexpectedly causing serious injury. Although the incident did not occur on a construction site, building sites are rife with falling object hazards, it is an area of safety that has WorkCover particularly concerned. Read about the […]

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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 […]

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Recap on Crane Safety

Cranes are a vital yet possibly destructive force on construction sites and there are some common practices that are not only foolish but extremely dangerous. Some of these practices include: Overloading – is a dangerous activity which can result in a load’s collapse.  Always follow the manufacturer’s specifications when loading and off-loading the crane. This […]

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Beware of Conveyor Belt Hazards

Source : Peter Craven Conveyor belts are sometimes used on construction sites to transport materials. They are one of the machines on site that can present a serious hazard to worker safety. Especially if workers are not trained on conveyor belt safety and not provided with appropriate PPE to protect them from injury. The case […]

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