Tag: "construction"


Working in or around Mobile Plant

The interaction between powered mobile plant and pedestrians needs to be managed and monitored to keep your construction site safe. Worksafe Queensland tells us there are around 200 serious injuries involving mobile plant in the construction industry every year.


Workplace Fatalities Fall

According to statistics released by Safe Work Australia, the incidences of workplace fatalities have fallen by one-third since 2008. Looking closer at the most recent data from Safe Work Australia we can see the number of reported deaths per 100,000 workers in 2010-2011 fell below two. 


OHS Compliance Drops in ACT Construction

A reduction in Worksafe inspectors has been blamed for a significant fall in OHS compliance by construction firms in the Australian Capital Territory. A recent study revealed that just 35 per cent of inspected businesses complied with health and safety laws in 2011-12, compared with 54 per cent in 2009-10. This is a serious deterioration on previous years’ […]


Death From Heat on Construction Site

A construction company with no meaningful safety policy has been slammed over the worksite death of a young man working on a building site. The worker collapsed from heat stroke and later died after the building contractor he was working for showed a casual approach to safety.  The man had little experience in insulation when […]