A Victorian builder has been convicted and fined for unsafe work conditions, including workers operating without fall protection at heights exceeding 10 metres.
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.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has issued a safety alert after a worker was fatally injured when he fell through a polycarbonate roof panel.
A construction company has been charged after three workers were injured when temporary formwork collapsed at a construction site on Rottnest Island.
A safety alert has been issued for Queensland businesses after a worker fell three metres off a roof while removing asbestos roofing sheets.
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.