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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Queensland Safety Watchdog warns Builders to check Temporary Power Boards for Asbestos

The Queensland Safety watchdog has warned builders to check temporary power boards for asbestos. Asbestos containing materials (also known as ACM) were often used as an electrical insulator on meter boards and panels, the Queensland safety watchdog has warned. Authorities also warned builders to be cautious of asbestos containing material as bases to bushbars, spark […]

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What you need to know about Workplace Eye Injuries

There are 2 particularly problematic practices which can lead to serious workplace eye injuries, firstly failure to wear eye protection and secondly the use of the incorrect kind of eye protection for the job. The most common causes of workplace injuries on construction sites are flying and falling particles or sparks and contact with chemicals. […]

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On-the-spot Fines Curb Unsafe Work Practices in The ACT

It appears that the ACT’s plan to minimise unsafe work practices in the construction industry is working thanks to its implementation of “on-the-spot” fines. The ACT Work Safety Inspectorate has more than doubled its prohibition, infringement and improvement notices across the construction industry this year according to an article on Canberra Times website (www.canberratimes.com.au).The work […]

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WorkCover NSW Safety Alert issued – Dogging and Crane operations

WorkCover NSW has issued another safety alert, this time drawing attention to dogging and crane operations. The alert was issued after 2 incidents involving doggers who were seriously injured during crane operations where goods were being unsafely craned. The incident in question during which the 2 doggers were injured happened when a 1.2 tonne I-beam […]

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