Police Raid Construction Sites across Oz

Construction sites across Australia should be ready for an unannounced visit from police at anytime, if they haven’t already received one. Many in the industry are shocked by the raids from police on several construction sites around the country to investigate what they suspect may be a money laundering syndicate. Police fear the syndicate may […]

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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 […]

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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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Video shows Work Injured by Distracted Driver

It seems that members of the driving public need to be educated about the dangers of not adhering to warning signs when approaching road works. Many construction workers have in the past been injured by distracted or inattentive drivers who either failed to slow down for road works ahead or failed to adjust their driving […]

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Video Highlights the Emotional Struggles and Wider Impacts of Workplace Incidents

Young and inexperienced workers are the most vulnerable on work sites, particularly the high risk sites such as construction. One of the most common causes of injuries and fatalities among young workers and in fact even experienced workers is electrical hazards. Every year a number of workers die from electric shocks sustained at work, which […]

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Need to watch out for Overhead Power Lines

An issue that is particularly relevant to construction vehicle operators is the warning being issued to heavy vehicle drivers to watch out for overhead power lines following an accident last week in NSW. An incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning which resulted in almost 80 homes being left without power. A truck […]

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White Card Update: Construction Company fined over accident which resulted in the amputation of a worker’s leg

A construction company, Transfield Services Engineering Group (TSEG) has been fined $100,000 and ordered to pay legal costs following an incident on one of their sites. The 45 year old dogman was seriously injured which resulted in the amputation of his leg. The worker was engaged in work at the Port Kembla export terminal for […]

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Residential Construction Sector Climbs

The construction industry in Australia has seen a slight increase in the residential and commercial building sectors in the last month, according to the Australian Industry Group-Housing Industry Association Performance of Construction Index figures. Read what this post from Abc.net.au reported on the growth: The sector has not expanded for more than three years, and […]

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Workers Don’t Overexert Yourself

Workers engaged in construction work are sometimes under the incorrect impression that if they rush and subsequently overexert themselves this will save time and increase production, but the truth is – reducing injuries increases production. And the best way to reduce injuries, increase production and save money is to encourage positive attitudes toward health and […]

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