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Safety campaign identifies scaffolding as key construction concern

21 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

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.


Queensland invests in safer heights future for construction

20 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Buildsafe

The Queensland Government has invested in Gold Coast company Buildsafe to create more local jobs and make the construction industry safer.


Developer fined $75K for multiple safety breaches

26 August, 2021

A developer has been convicted and fined $75,000 for repeatedly failing to address safety issues at a Doncaster building site.


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.


Roof plumber fall lands WA company $450,000 fine

18 August, 2021

A roofing company is one of the first companies to be prosecuted and fined under Western Australia's regime of stronger penalties introduced in October 2018.


Death, injuries from falls from height spark safety warning

16 August, 2021

Victorian workplaces have been urged to reassess the effectiveness of their fall prevention measures, after a spate of falls from height led to injuries and death.


Carpentry firm fined $90,000 after worker falls from height

02 August, 2021

A carpentry company has been convicted and fined after an apprentice worker fell from a height of three metres and sustained serious pelvic and spinal injuries.


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.


Painter fined $40K over fall from skylight

03 June, 2021

A painter has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3574, after a contractor was seriously injured in a fall through a skylight.


WHS breaches prompt over 100 notices for SA construction sites

28 May, 2021

SafeWork SA inspectors have issued more than 100 statutory notices across residential construction sites in South Australia, for height and scaffolding risks.


Access systems facilitate staff safety for port authority

19 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Treadwell Group Pty Ltd

The Western Australia Port Authority engaged Treadwell to provide new handrails and an access ramp, to enable safer staff access.


Residential construction sites mismanaging risk of falls

22 April, 2021

A SafeWork SA safety campaign has identified key trends that reveal the dangers of working at height on residential construction sites.


Don't fall for it: reducing workplace slips, trips and falls

08 April, 2021

SafeWork SA has urged workplaces to have adequate systems in place to reduce the risk of falls, after it recorded 357 interventions about falls from height.


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