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Hotelier company fined $70K for unguarded cellar void

16 January, 2020

A hotelier company has received a $70,000 fine after a contractor sustained serious injuries by falling into an unguarded cellar void.


Tread carefully around fragile roofing

08 January, 2020

Two serious incidents since December 2019 have prompted SafeWork SA to issue a reminder about fragile roof safety.


Three men hospitalised after falls at work sites

16 December, 2019

Three men have been hospitalised after suffering falls at work sites, prompting WorkSafe to warn employers to take fall risks seriously.


SafeWork NSW warns transport industry of fall risks

12 December, 2019

Inspectors from SafeWork NSW will visit businesses in the transport, distribution and warehousing sectors, to reduce injuries related to falls.


SafeWork NSW to visit Sydney metro transporters and distributors

02 December, 2019

Sydney/metropolitan transport and distribution businesses could soon get a visit from SafeWork NSW as part of a program aimed at reducing fall-related injuries.


Every step counts: ladder safety precautions

31 October, 2019 by Scott Douglas* | Supplied by: Bailey

As National Safe Work Month draws to a close, Bailey Ladders' Scott Douglas advocates taking the necessary precautions to prevent ladder injuries.


Mining slip and fall verdict: all work has some danger

09 October, 2019 by Tony Park, Brady Cockburn and Chris Murphy* | Supplied by: Cooper Grace Ward

Three lawyers explore a recent Australian case that demonstrates an employer will not be liable merely because there is another safer way of doing something.


Worker in critical condition after falling 10 m

11 September, 2019

A worker was taken to hospital in critical condition on Friday, 6 September after falling around 10 metres from scaffolding at an ACT construction site.


SafeWork NSW seeks input on draft formwork code of practice

23 August, 2019

Construction workers and businesses are being encouraged to provide feedback on a draft code of practice on working safely with formwork and falsework.


Sayfa KOMBI KS90 elevated walkway

04 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Sayfa Group

The Sayfa KOMBI KS90 is an aluminium, supported elevated walkway.


Tampering leads to unsafe platform lifts

29 March, 2019

Companies that own or provide maintenance for platform lifts in the UK have been alerted to several incidents of tampering with safety devices.


Genie GS-1330m scissor lift

14 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Genie Australia

The Genie GS-1330m scissor lift is designed for compact manoeuvrability and is suitable to low-level access and restricted spaces.


3M Fall Protection Self-Rescue Device

04 October, 2018 | Supplied by: 3M Safety & Graphics

The 3M DBI-SALA Self-Rescue device is designed to help workers implement a simple, fast and effective rescue plan in the event of a fall from height.


Safe jetty access implemented at coal terminal

02 October, 2018 by Amy Steed

John Holland designed the Mobile Swing-stage Gantry in an effort to keep workers safe while maintaining 1706 marine piles across the terminal.


Leading edge fall protection — defining the risk

01 September, 2018 | Supplied by: MSA Pacific Asia

With the increase of awareness around working at height, the use of SRLs as a means of effective anchoring and work positioning has also increased.


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