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South Australia launches action plan for construction workers

South Australia launches action plan for construction workers

Apprentices and fall prevention is the key focus of an industry action plan released on August 10, 2017 and developed by the South Australian work health and safety regulator as part of a push to improve health and safety within the construction sector.  SafeWork SA highlights ten priority areas to improve workplace health and safety over the next two years, and The Construction Safety Action Plan Initiative aims to protect apprentices working on South Australian construction sites.  Acting executive director of SafeWork SA, Dini Soulio, said that, on average, work injury claims in the sector between 2013 and 2016 have...

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Tower crane collapse in Sydney “not good enough”

Tower crane collapse in Sydney “not good enough”

The CFMEU have called the recent collapse of a tower crane at Wolli Creek in Sydney earlier this week, August 6 2017, “not good enough.”  Up to 200 people were evacuated and three workers injured after a tower crane collapsed onto an apartment complex at Wolli Creek in Sydney. The union say that with an unprecedented level of tower crane activity across Sydney’s skyline, the crane incident at the Probuild Constructions Discovery Point residential high-rise development has again focused concerns on safety standards.  According to the union details are now beginning to emerge regarding the incident, which occurred while crane...

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Working at heights still poses the greatest risk of death in construction

Working at heights still poses the greatest risk of death in construction

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