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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.


Mining company fined $102K after worker falls from height

23 July, 2021

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.


Minimising the risk of falls in leading edge applications

01 May, 2021

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.


Company fined $45K after woman falls into skip bin

17 February, 2021

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.


Scaffolding solution secures construction safety award

15 January, 2021

ScaffShield received the National Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety Award (Commercial) at the 2020 Master Builders National Excellence in Building & Construction Awards.


Tower crane audit finds limited knowledge among owners

13 November, 2020

A WorkSafe WA inspection program for tower crane maintenance has found that tower crane owners have a limited understanding of inspection procedures for cranes.


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