Overturned crane brings safety procedures into question

Friday, 27 September, 2019

Overturned crane brings safety procedures into question

A residential construction site’s safety procedures are under the spotlight after a small crane — known as a telehandler — overturned while lifting a load from a large truck.

Though no one was injured, WorkSafe ACT is investigating the incident — gathering on-site evidence, conducting interviews with relevant personnel, examining the site’s safety procedures, and determining whether workers were inducted into and followed those procedures.

WorkSafe ACT has issued a non-disturbance notice, ceasing all building activity on the site.

The regulator is encouraging all employers to prioritise safety, have adequate safety procedures in place, and ensure all workers are aware of and follow these procedures. Employers are also encouraged not to rush work leading up to the end-of-year shutdown.

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