Strict New Restrictions relating to Apprentices on Construction Sites

worksafe-actAccording 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 necessary accreditation.


Mr McCabe said that supervisors need to know that they are responsible for the safety of all their workers, especially apprentices who need a greater level of supervision over workers who are experienced.


He said that these two guidance notes restate the industry requirements and sanctions that are already in place. They are being released as a part of a campaign to improve safety by making sure that supervisors understand and observe these responsibilities.


The guidance notes also outline potential fines for corporations of $3million, and a $600,000 fine and up to 5 years imprisonment for individuals for breaches of the regulations.