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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.


SafeWork NSW seeks input on draft formwork code of practice

23 August, 2019

Construction workers and businesses are being encouraged to provide feedback on a draft code of practice on working safely with formwork and falsework.


Tampering leads to unsafe platform lifts

29 March, 2019

Companies that own or provide maintenance for platform lifts in the UK have been alerted to several incidents of tampering with safety devices.


Safe jetty access implemented at coal terminal

02 October, 2018 by Amy Steed

John Holland designed the Mobile Swing-stage Gantry in an effort to keep workers safe while maintaining 1706 marine piles across the terminal.


3 keys to an effective confined space rescue

06 March, 2018 by Steve McLeod*

Do you have a documented and rehearsed rescue plan, with adequately trained rescue personnel and the capability to rescue an injured person from a confined space if an emergency occurs?


Crown Wave 60 Series Work Assist Vehicle elevated platform

28 June, 2016

The Crown Wave 60 Series Work Assist Vehicle features an AC drive motor that enables the elevated platform to travel at speeds up to 8 km/h and offer increased manoeuvrability in warehousing and other industrial environments.


Companies fined $1.5m for worker's death in rig collapse

05 April, 2016

Two companies have been fined a total of $1.5 million over the death of a worker who fell 40 metres when a piling rig collapsed at a Melbourne construction site in 2011.


Ladamax PS15/12 aluminium platform step (3.45 m platform)

29 July, 2014

The Ladamax PS15/12 aluminium platform step has a working platform at 3.45 m with a working reach height of 5.4 m.


JLG Liftpod portable powered lift platform

25 July, 2014

The JLG Liftpod portable powered lift platform is suitable for working at heights up to 4.3 m.


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