Sustainble Construction Can Help Construction Industry Recover From COVID 19
We're living in challenging and even dangerous times as a viral pandemic sweeps the globe.
Safety Regulator Sets Sites on Scaffolding
Scaffolding and working at heights will form a focal point of a blitz on construction safety compliance in New South Wales.
COVID Smashes Construction Job Vacancies
Job vacancies in design and construction throughout Australia have plummeted as COVID-19 continues to impact the building sector, the latest data has found.
Australia’s Proposed Framework For Building Practitioner Registration Released
Professionals in design, construction, building certification and project management will be subject to nationally consistent registration requirements if a proposed national framework for the mandatory registration...
Death of The Handshake
Long gone are the days of the verbal and "handshake" agreements.
Australia’s Construction Industry Needs a More Mature Approach
In recent years there has been an increased focus on the skills shortage in the construction industry.
Construction Workers Sleep More
Workers in construction sleep for longer each night compared with those in other sectors, an American study has found.
Know Your Fall Arrest Harnesses When Working at Height
When working at height, what different types of safety harnesses exist? How do these operate? What mistakes are common when wearing/operating with safety harnesses? What are...
Australia’s Construction Sector Must Develop Trust in End Products
Australia’s building sector must work hard to ensure that consumers can have trust in completed buildings, a leading regulator says.
Company fined over fatal NSW wall collapse
A building company and its subcontractors have been fined a total of $620,000 after one man was killed and another injured when a brick wall fell...
Builder avoids jail over insurance fraud
A South Australian builder who duped investors and councils by forging more than 200 insurance certificates has avoided jail time.
Asbestos dust litters Sydney school
Asbestos dust and fragments left littered across a Sydney private girls' school, have raised health concerns for students and local community members.
WA shock safety campaign delay questioned
The mother of a girl who was left severely brain-damaged from an electric shock at state-owned housing in Perth has welcomed a public safety campaign but...
Woodside Gets Not for Sangomar Project
Senegal has authorised the West African country's first oil development, the $US4.2 billion Sangomar offshore oil project, operator Woodside Petroleum has announced.
Industry groups want climate change action
Six industry groups are calling on the Victorian government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring a fair transition for the workers, communities and industries affected.
Worker dies after Sydney pipe bursts
A worker has died in hospital after being struck in the head by a burst pressurised water pipe at a central Sydney worksite.
Plumber penalised over $150,000 for Cheating Workers and Lying
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $151,200 against a Victorian plumber and his company for underpaying a young worker following previous court action involving...
Worker injured in Melbourne crane fall
A man has been rescued from a crane at a Melbourne construction site after falling two metres and suffering head and back injuries.