SafeWork NSW seeks input on draft formwork code of practice

Friday, 23 August, 2019

SafeWork NSW seeks input on draft formwork code of practice

Construction workers and businesses are being encouraged to provide feedback on a draft code of practice which aims to supply guidance on working safely with formwork and falsework. According to SafeWork NSW Executive Director Tony Williams, the updated code is supported by industry and provides information on how to manage risks such as falls from heights, being struck by falling objects and muscular stress, as well as a framework outlining best practice for businesses. The draft code also outlines incident prevention measures and ongoing risk assessment processes that workplaces should adopt in order to avoid risks.

“More than 6000 people work in the concrete construction services industry, where formwork tradesmen and other structural trade workers are twice as likely to have a serious injury, so it is vital that businesses are applying consistent safety standards across NSW worksites,” Williams said.

Workers and businesses can provide feedback on the draft Code until 17 September 2019 via SafeWork NSW or the NSW Government’s consultation pages.

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