Height

Building company fined $80K over multiple safety failures

16 February, 2024

A Victorian builder has been convicted and fined for unsafe work conditions, including workers operating without fall protection at heights exceeding 10 metres.


Charges laid after fatal fall through shed roof

13 February, 2024

A Victorian company has been charged after a maintenance worker sustained fatal head injuries after falling through polycarbonate roof sheeting.


Solar installer charged for ignoring fall from height risk

11 January, 2024

An NT company and its manager are facing more than $7 million in fines after allegedly failing to ensure their workers used fall protection while installing solar panels.


Elevating work platforms: a key part of height safety

23 October, 2023 by James Oxenham, CEO of the Elevating Work Platform Association (EWPA) and the Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA) | Supplied by: Elevating Work Platform Association of Australia

Working at height is a common requirement in the construction industry, but it can also be a dangerous task for anyone who is not properly trained or prepared.


Protecting workers at height on construction sites

16 October, 2023 by Amy Steed

Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of injury and death on construction sites.


WorkSafe Victoria investigates fatal ladder fall

08 September, 2023

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the workplace death of a 60-year-old worker who is believed to have fallen from a ladder at a residential construction site in Greenvale.


Company enters $200K enforceable undertaking after pipe fall

30 August, 2023

A Victorian construction company has committed to spend $195,548 to improve health and safety outcomes in the industry, for failing to ensure a worksite was safe.


Qld issues safety alert after fatal fall through skylight

28 August, 2023

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has issued a safety alert after a worker was fatally injured when he fell through a polycarbonate roof panel.


NSW, Vic partner for construction safety blitz

21 August, 2023

Inspectors from SafeWork NSW and WorkSafe Victoria will be visiting worksites in Yarrawonga-Mulwala, to reduce the risk of falls and exposure to crystalline silica.


Vic shines light on working safely at height with solar

04 August, 2023

WorkSafe and Solar Victoria have released a series of safety solution sheets to help solar installers maintain safe worksites.


Lowering the risk of working at height

02 August, 2023 | Supplied by: Ventia

Working at height poses a significant safety risk, but an initiative by Ventia is helping to reduce the dangers.


Mind the gap — campaign shines light on void management

01 August, 2023

The NSW Resources Regulator has issued 26 work health and safety compliance notices as part of its intervention program on void management in metalliferous mines.


SafeWork NSW launches campaign to prevent falls from height

07 June, 2023

SafeWork NSW has launched a 12-month campaign of surprise inspections to prevent falls on construction sites.


Construction workers urged to stand down for fall safety

28 April, 2023

Construction workers are encouraged to participate in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, through talks, training and other activities.


Solar Shine Solar Cleano F1 solar cleaning robot

03 March, 2023 | Supplied by: Solar Shine Australia

Solar Shine Australia has partnered with a solar cleaning robot manufacturer.


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