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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.


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.


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