Construction Workers Must Avoid Body Stressing Injury
From using a wheelbarrow and shovel to lifting and carrying heavy objects to extensive use of tools, few workplaces test out your body like building sites.
Australia Needs a Competency Framework for Fire Protection
When owners of one Sydney apartment complex upgraded the safety of their building following a local council request for an annual fire management statement, they were...
Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government.
Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?
Throughout Australia, the seriousness of building products which fail to comply with the National Construction Code is well-known following the tragedy at Grenfell in London, the...
Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings
Smoke exhaust systems provide a means of increasing occupant evacuation time from a space affected by fire and smoke.
Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves
In the European heat wave of 2003, 14,802 excess fatalities were recorded in France alone as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days.
Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports
Back in the old days, a development application, particularly for a single house, was a matter of submitting drawings and a description of the materials and...
Road Pavement Treatments Put to the Test
Locals in the Melbourne outer south-western suburb of Werribee describe the Ballan Road as a 'death trap.'
Performance Solutions Costing Home Owners Billions
Performance solutions is the new name for what used to be called alternative solutions less than two years ago. Apart from the renaming, little else has...
Final WA Asbestos Town Locals Forced Out
Landowners who refuse to move from the most contaminated site in the southern hemisphere will have their properties compulsorily acquired by the West Australian government.
Mine Dust Victims to March on BHP Office
Coalmine dust disease victims and their supporters will march on BHP's Melbourne headquarters demanding more assistance for black lung and silicosis sufferers.
Qld Miner Killed in Underground Collision
A miner is dead and six others injured after two pieces of machinery collided underground in a central Queensland coal mine.
Assaults on Safework Inspectors Won’t be Tolerated
Following a number of recent incidents involving SafeWork inspectors, businesses and workers are being reminded that it is a criminal offence to hinder, obstruct, assault, threaten,...
Man Impaled on Steel Bar After Work Fall
A man is in hospital after he was impaled on a steel bar for up to an hour following a fall at a construction site on...
Fallen Powerlines Trap Sydney Residents
Dozens of Sydneysiders who were trapped for hours in their homes by 500 metres of fallen high-voltage powerlines have been told it is safe to leave.
More Signs Removed From Melbourne Roads
Two more signs will be removed from Melbourne roads as part of an audit to find out what caused one to come crashing down on a...
Vic driver hit by road sign wants answers
A woman whose car was crushed by a giant sign that fell from a Melbourne freeway gantry says she is lucky to be alive and wants...
Federal Government Falls Short on Stopping Asbestos Imports
Since 2003, Australia has maintained a complete ban on the importation, manufacturing or use of any products which contain asbestos, exposure to which can cause mesothelioma,...