The Hazard 2020 safety campaign identified mobile plant and scaffolding hazards as the most common causes of non-compliance with WHS Accreditation Scheme requirements.
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.
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.
A manufacturer has been fined $30,000 after a worker fell 1.5 metres from a stack of pallets while unloading a delivery truck, sustaining a fractured skull.
A mining company has been fined $102,000 after a worker fell at least 1.5m from a work basket attached to an integrated tool carrier, sustaining severe injuries.
Falls from height can cause injury and death. Here, Tim Bissett from MSA Safety explains how to reduce the risk of falls when working in leading edge applications.
A Gippsland tip operator has been fined $45,000 after a woman fell 2.5 metres into a skip bin, sustaining severe injuries to her ribs and spine.
ScaffShield received the National Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety Award (Commercial) at the 2020 Master Builders National Excellence in Building & Construction Awards.
A WorkSafe WA inspection program for tower crane maintenance has found that tower crane owners have a limited understanding of inspection procedures for cranes.
SafeWork SA has issued a $2160 expiation to a construction business, for allowing a worker to operate machinery without a high-risk work licence.
SafeWork SA has urged businesses who install void scaffolds to ensure they meet Australian Standards, after two workers were injured due to a collapsing scaffold.
Scaffshield is an anti-tamper assembly that can be applied to scaffold couplers and node points to reduce the risk of scaffold tampering.
SafeWork SA has announced that it will carry out cross-industry compliance checks on mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) for a period of three months.
WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a tradesman who was killed in a horrific scissor lift accident in Brunswick, Melbourne.
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.