SafeWork SA issues scaffolding collapse safety alert

25 June, 2020

Following the collapse of 20 metres of scaffolding in May 2020, SafeWork SA is urging businesses to ensure that safe systems of work are in place.

Mt Waverley developer's fine increased on appeal

03 June, 2020

Chloch Homes & Developments, a Mount Waverley developer, has been fined a total of $27,500 for failing to provide a safe workplace.

MSA V-EDGE self-retracting lanyards (SRLs)

01 May, 2020 | Supplied by: MSA Australia Pty Ltd

The V-EDGE SRLs are designed for fall protection, fall restraint and horizontal applications, such as general construction and maintenance work.

Edge protection company fined for work at height failings

02 April, 2020

A Queensland edge protection company and director have been fined $55,000 after a roofing contractor fell 2.6 metres, sustaining serious injuries.

Solar company charged for fatal worker fall from height

27 March, 2020

A solar panel installation company has been charged for failing to maintain a safe working environment, after a worker suffered a fatal fall from a ladder.

One worker dead, another injured in fall at Esperance

18 March, 2020

Worksafe WA is investigating the death of a 25-year-old worker at a property in Esperance.

Property developer hit with $125,000 fine for safety breaches

17 February, 2020

Mainline Developments has been fined $125,000 for serious safety breaches that threatened the safety of workers at a Victorian construction site.

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.

Hotelier company fined $70K for unguarded cellar void

16 January, 2020

A hotelier company has received a $70,000 fine after a contractor sustained serious injuries by falling into an unguarded cellar void.

Tread carefully around fragile roofing

08 January, 2020

Two serious incidents since December 2019 have prompted SafeWork SA to issue a reminder about fragile roof safety.

Three men hospitalised after falls at work sites

16 December, 2019

Three men have been hospitalised after suffering falls at work sites, prompting WorkSafe to warn employers to take fall risks seriously.

SafeWork NSW warns transport industry of fall risks

12 December, 2019

Inspectors from SafeWork NSW will visit businesses in the transport, distribution and warehousing sectors, to reduce injuries related to falls.

SafeWork NSW to visit Sydney metro transporters and distributors

02 December, 2019

Sydney/metropolitan transport and distribution businesses could soon get a visit from SafeWork NSW as part of a program aimed at reducing fall-related injuries.

Every step counts: ladder safety precautions

31 October, 2019 by Scott Douglas* | Supplied by: Bailey

As National Safe Work Month draws to a close, Bailey Ladders' Scott Douglas advocates taking the necessary precautions to prevent ladder injuries.

Mining slip and fall verdict: all work has some danger

09 October, 2019 by Tony Park, Brady Cockburn and Chris Murphy* | Supplied by: Cooper Grace Ward

Three lawyers explore a recent Australian case that demonstrates an employer will not be liable merely because there is another safer way of doing something.

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