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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.


Roofing company fined, sanctioned over apprentice death

26 April, 2022

A NSW roofing company has been fined $400,000 and sanctioned for nine months, after a first-year apprentice died from injuries he sustained after falling through a skylight.


Company, director fined after worker injured in unprotected fall

15 March, 2022

A residential building company and its director have been convicted and fined a total of $320,000 after a renderer fell from an unsecured plank 3.2 metres above the ground.


Safety alert issued after man injured while operating EWP

10 March, 2022

Queensland business owners have been urged to take steps to eliminate the risk of operating an elevated work platform, after a man was injured while operating a self-propelled scissor lift.


Safety alert issued after three falls from ladders in six weeks

03 February, 2022

A safety alert has been issued about the use of portable ladders in the construction industry, after one person was killed and two others injured in falls over the past six weeks.


Ladder safety systems vs ladder cages: the new shift

20 December, 2021 by Scott Barber*, Chief Executive Officer, Working at Height Association | Supplied by: Working at Height Association

Only a ladder (caged or otherwise) fitted with a fall arrest system will provide long-term safe access for workers in a way that will minimise the risks involved in climbing.


Construction company fined $320K over death of young worker

06 December, 2021

A WA construction company that failed to provide a safe workplace for a 17-year-old worker, resulting in him falling 12 metres to his death, has been fined $320,000.


At height risks in construction: a more holistic approach

17 November, 2021 by Scott Barber*, Chief Executive Officer, Working at Height Association | Supplied by: Working at Height Association

Despite a focus from regulators on reducing deaths and serious injuries resulting from falls from height in construction, a more holistic approach is needed.


Qld company fined after worker sustains head injuries in fall from roof

04 November, 2021

A Queensland construction and roofing company has been fined after a 2019 incident in which a worker sustained a severe brain injury after falling through a skylight.


Dropsafe Helideck Perimeter Safety Net

22 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Dropsafe

The Dropsafe Helideck Perimeter Safety Net system is designed to protect offshore workers and equipment from falling, saving lives and reducing downtime.


Safety campaign identifies scaffolding as key construction concern

21 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

The Hazard 2020 safety campaign identified mobile plant and scaffolding hazards as the most common causes of non-compliance with WHS Accreditation Scheme requirements.


Company, director fined after worker suffers serious brain injury

14 October, 2021

A Tingalpa construction company and its director have been fined $90,000 for unsafe work practices that led to a worker sustaining serious injuries after a fall.


Queensland invests in safer heights future for construction

20 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Buildsafe

The Queensland Government has invested in Gold Coast company Buildsafe to create more local jobs and make the construction industry safer.


Developer fined $75K for multiple safety breaches

26 August, 2021

A developer has been convicted and fined $75,000 for repeatedly failing to address safety issues at a Doncaster building site.


Audit report highlights need for trained ground support personnel

25 August, 2021

A second compliance campaign, focused on mobile elevating work platforms, has highlighted the need for trained ground support personnel in the event of an emergency.


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