Height > Work platforms

Building company fined $80K over multiple safety failures

16 February, 2024

A Victorian builder has been convicted and fined for unsafe work conditions, including workers operating without fall protection at heights exceeding 10 metres.

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)

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.

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.

Company charged after workers injured in formwork collapse

16 February, 2023

A construction company has been charged after three workers were injured when temporary formwork collapsed at a construction site on Rottnest Island.

Safety alert issued after worker falls from roof

25 October, 2022

A safety alert has been issued for Queensland businesses after a worker fell three metres off a roof while removing asbestos roofing sheets.

Spate of falls from height across Vic prompts safety reminder

18 August, 2022

Employers across Victoria have been reminded of the risks of working from heights, after a recent spate of falls that led to three workers sustaining serious injuries.

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.

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.

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.

Safety campaign identifies scaffolding as key construction concern

21 October, 2021

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.

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.

Smallgoods manufacturer fined $30K after worker fall

20 August, 2021

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.

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