Height > Work platforms

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.


SafeWork SA issues expiation for high-risk work without licence

11 November, 2020

SafeWork SA has issued a $2160 expiation to a construction business, for allowing a worker to operate machinery without a high-risk work licence.


Two workers injured following scaffold collapse

13 October, 2020

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 anti-tamper scaffold assembly

20 July, 2020

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 undertakes compliance checks on MEWPs

10 July, 2020

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.


Tradesman dies in scissor lift accident

31 January, 2020

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a tradesman who was killed in a horrific scissor lift accident in Brunswick, Melbourne.


Worker in critical condition after falling 10 m

11 September, 2019

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.


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