Why Should I Care about Construction Industry Culture?
Whether your role is out at the precast yard pouring large beams for a major infrastructure project, or a graduate project engineer looking after quality documentation...
Construction Workers and Employers Must Manage Asbestos Risk
Employers and workers in construction must carefully manage any risk associated potential asbestos exposure on sites where they are working, a leader in workplace safety says.
Builders Slam New Melbourne Construction Restrictions
The building industry in Victoria has expressed bitter disappointment following the announcement of new restrictions which will curtail the level of construction activity in metropolitan Melbourne.
‘Around 12 million Australians are currently in lockdown amid new tough restrictions.' (July headline) ‘In Greater Sydney there is a pause on all non-urgent construction work.’ (July headline - currently,...
37 Steps to COVID Safe Construction Sites
Over many years, businesses in construction have faced growing requirements regarding the safety of workers on their sites.
What Solar Installers Must Know about Working at Height
Working on roofs involves a high degree of risk, Safe Work NSW and other State and Federal Regulators have been concerned at the mounting number of...
One in Five Building Sites Fails Work at Height Safety Test
As many as one in five construction sites across Sydney are breaching safety rules on working at height, the latest round of building site inspections has...
Queensland Overhauls Scaffolding Safety Rules
Engineers should design and inspect scaffolding in certain circumstances. whilst two means of access and egress will be needed for scaffolding of a certain size, step...
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...
Five miners burned in underground blast
Four mine workers are fighting for life and a fifth is in a serious condition after an underground blast at a Queensland coal mine.
Sydney teens hurt in scaffolding collapse
Several teenagers have suffered minor injuries after scaffolding collapsed during a photoshoot at a school in Sydney's southwest.
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...
Qld mining death eighth in two years
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.
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.
Safety body for Qld workers after deaths
A new independent safety body for Queensland resource workers would be established under a bill introduced to state parliament.
Vic tradie convicted over WorkSafe assault
A tradie has been convicted for assaulting and spitting on a safety inspector who randomly came across an unsafe Melbourne construction site