Height

Vic company fined after worker paralysed

16 July, 2024

A water tank installation company has been fined $45,000 after two workers fell into a tank and one of the workers suffered serious head and neck injuries, resulting in paraplegia.


Working from heights in the spotlight: a legal analysis

02 July, 2024

A legal expert weighs in on how organisations can ensure compliance when undertaking work at heights.


Company fined $40K after worker falls from roof

01 July, 2024

A steel fabrication and installation company has been fined after a worker sustained serious injuries from falling almost 4 metres through a gap in the roof on a job site in Geelong.


Coutier Industrie CEC100 access control door for fixed ladders

26 June, 2024 | Supplied by: Coutier Industrie

The CEC100 access control door is designed to prevent unauthorised personnel from climbing on fixed ladders leading to dangerous and sensitive areas.


Using shipping containers to boost height safety

18 April, 2024 | Supplied by: Western Container Services

A Sydney depot has found a simple but effective use for its shipping containers, enhancing height safety for workers in the process.


WorkSafe Vic launches blitz to prevent construction falls

27 February, 2024

WorkSafe Victoria has launched a blitz to prevent fall risks in the construction sector after hundreds of workers suffered workplace harm from falls in 2023.


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.


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