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Builder fined for failing to manage fall risks at construction site

28 October, 2022

A Victorian building company has been fined $100,000 for repeatedly putting workers in danger by failing to control the risks of a fall from height.


Manage the risk of falls during solar panel installation

25 October, 2022

Businesses across NSW have been urged to prioritise worker safety when installing solar panels, to manage risks and prevent incidents from occurring.


Safety alert issued after worker falls from roof

25 October, 2022

A safety alert has been issued for Queensland businesses after a worker fell three metres off a roof while removing asbestos roofing sheets.


Asbestos removal company fined after fall from height fatality

19 October, 2022

An asbestos removal company has been fined after an employee fell two metres and sustained fatal injuries during demolition site preparation in Wollongong in 2020.


Inspectors launch campaign to promote safety in tree work sector

15 September, 2022

Inspectors from SafeWork NSW have commenced visits to businesses in the tree work industry to improve safety and compliance in the sector.


Spate of falls from height across Vic prompts safety reminder

18 August, 2022

Employers across Victoria have been reminded of the risks of working from heights, after a recent spate of falls that led to three workers sustaining serious injuries.


Scaffolding company pleads guilty over 2019 construction incident

02 August, 2022

A NSW scaffolding company has pleaded guilty to breaching NSW's workplace safety laws, following a scaffolding collapse at a construction site in April 2019.


Victorian companies charged after worker death

27 July, 2022

Two companies have been charged for breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act, after a worker was found unresponsive beside a scaffold at a Moonee Ponds construction site.


Vic maintenance worker dies after fall through roof

06 July, 2022

A 66-year-old maintenance worker has died after falling through a roof panel at a Monbulk plant nursery on 29 June 2022.


Fall from height prompts safety alert

22 June, 2022

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has issued a safety alert after a worker was seriously injured when he fell 3.5 metres from a ceiling panel.


SWA publishes guidance on industrial rope access systems

15 June, 2022

Safe Work Australia has published a guide to manage the health and safety risks of using industrial rope access systems.


Vic roofing company fined over serious fall injury

14 June, 2022

A roofing company has been fined $20,000 after a worker fell three metres from the roof of a residential construction site in Mount Duneed in 2018.


Company, director fined over workplace roof fall

09 June, 2022

A Queensland house-moving company and its sole director have been fined a combined $60,000 after a workplace incident where a worker fell from a roof.


Pack King LEV8 single-person lifter

09 June, 2022 | Supplied by: King Group of Companies Pty Ltd

The Pack King LEV8 single-person lifter is a hybrid, using a ladder (with fitted hand rails), to get the operator into a 550 x 600 mm working enclosure.


WorkSafe charges builder over fatal fall at construction site

04 May, 2022

A Victorian builder is facing numerous charges over an incident in which a worker sustained fatal injuries after falling from scaffolding at a construction site.


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