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.
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.
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.
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.
SafeWork SA inspectors have issued more than 100 statutory notices across residential construction sites in South Australia, for height and scaffolding risks.
The Western Australia Port Authority engaged Treadwell to provide new handrails and an access ramp, to enable safer staff access.
A SafeWork SA safety campaign has identified key trends that reveal the dangers of working at height on residential construction sites.
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.
A Western Australian shed building company is facing prosecution for an incident that left one worker dead and another injured, after falling from height.
A Melbourne truss maker has been fined $40,000 after a serious safety breach at a building site in Cranbourne North.
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.
A height safety authority sets out the importance of risk assessments and fall protection systems, and offers some key dos and don'ts of working at height safety.
Alcoa of Australia has been fined $210,000 after a contractor fell to his death at the Kwinana Alumina Refinery in 2015.
ScaffShield received the National Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety Award (Commercial) at the 2020 Master Builders National Excellence in Building & Construction Awards.