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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.