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Defining Best-Practice Building Regulation in 2020 and Beyond: Part 2
Business
Thursday August 22 2019

Defining Best-Practice Building Regulation in 2020 and Beyond: Part 2

This is the second of my articles published today about the principles which should govern best practice building regulation and control across any jurisdiction in the...

Are Employers Liable When Others Injure Their Workers?
Safety
Wednesday March 27 2019

Are Employers Liable When Others Injure Their Workers?

On September 22, 2006, Riste Bosevski was working as a labourer employed by Professional Contracting Pty Ltd on a school site in the regional New South...

Construction Workers Must Avoid Body Stressing Injury
Australia
Friday March 8 2019

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
Buildings
Monday February 25 2019

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
Residential
Wednesday October 10 2018

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?
Business
Friday September 14 2018

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
Buildings
Friday August 31 2018

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
Residential
Friday August 31 2018

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
Zoning
Tuesday July 17 2018

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...

Safety
Aug 14 2019
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

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Mining
Jul 11 2019
Safety push aims to cut Qld mine deaths

The offence of industrial manslaughter may soon be applied to Queensland's mining industry after a spate of deaths.

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Buildings
Jul 10 2019
Third Sydney Unit Block Evacuated

A third Sydney apartment block is under scrutiny over building and safety issues after it was revealed its residents were evacuated late last year.

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Safety
Jul 10 2019
Qld miner mourned amid pressure on govt

Queensland miner Jack Gerdes is being mourned as one of the good blokes, always up for a laugh or a chat.

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Safety
Jul 10 2019
Burns 'peel skin off' Perth tunnel worker

Another worker has been seriously hurt at the trouble-plagued Forrestfield Airport rail link project in Perth, suffering severe chemical burns that caused the skin on his...

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Safety
May 8 2019
Call to Jail NSW Bosses for Worker Deaths

"Kill a worker, go to jail" is the simple change sought by the parents of an 18-year-old apprentice crushed to death by scaffolding on a Sydney...

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Safety
Apr 12 2019
Vic Crane Crash Victims Ran for Lives

The company whose crane crushed a Melbourne house, forcing three occupants to flee, says it's "devastated" by the incident.

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Safety
Apr 11 2019
Crane Collapse in Melbourne Injures Two

A crane has crashed on two houses in Melbourne's inner west, injuring two workers, and emergency crews are figuring out how to rectify the up-ended vehicle.

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Safety
Apr 9 2019
Sydney Earthmoving Company Fined after Worker Crushed

A Sydney earthmoving company has been fined $90,000 after a 26-year-old man was crushed underneath the body of a dump truck and was left with serious...

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