A recent construction industry employer forum discussed the importance of keeping a safe and healthy workplace and the long-term benefits this can bring to both employers and workers. Industry experts provided valuable information on a range of topics from: effective injury prevention and injury management strategies, to mental health in the construction industry and helpful resources available, to common law claims and the associated legal issues. read more... about Employer forum - a safe and healthy workplace can make a big difference
Builder fined $75,000 over worker’s life-changing injury; New inspectors ready to boost construction safety; Preventing tower crane load free-fall; Joint agency blitz targets high rise construction safety breaches; Best practice procurement ensures highest safety standards; Are you set for Safe Work Month?; and much more. read more... about eSAFE Construction newsletter - July 2019
Dust containing respirable crystalline silica (RCS) is generated by high-energy processes such as cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling, polishing, scabbling and crushing of silica-containing materials. read more... about Managing respirable crystalline silica
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Under the Work Health Safety Act 2011 employers have a duty of care to ensure their read more Webinar: Occupational Violence - what are the Courts telling us?...20 Aug 2019 1:00 pm to : - Add to calendar
Construction work means any work carried out in connection with the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting-out, commissioning, renovation, repair, maintenance, refurbishment, demolition, decommissioning or dismantling of a structure.
The definition of construction work is broad and includes:
- any installation or testing carried out in connection with an activity mentioned above
- the removal from the workplace of any product or waste resulting from demolition
- the prefabrication or testing of elements, at a place specifically established for the construction work, for use in construction work
- the assembly of prefabricated elements to form a structure, or the disassembly of prefabricated elements forming part of a structure
- the installation, testing or maintenance of an essential service in relation to a structure
- any work connected with an excavation
- any work connected with any preparatory work or site preparation (including landscaping as part of site preparation) carried out in connection with an activity mentioned above
- any activity mentioned above that is carried out on, under or near water, including work on buoys and obstructions to navigation.
Code of practice
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Laws and compliance
- High Risk Work licences
- Cranes and hoists
- General construction induction
- Scaffolding licences
- Asbestos licences
- Demolition licences
- Construction work health forum encore webinar series
- The right start - building safe work for young workers
- Julie's film: Losing breath
- Jed's film: Building bridges
- Dear dad: an asbestos awareness film
- Managing hazardous manual tasks
Industry audits and safety campaigns
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Safety facilitation film based on the true story of Jed Millen
Seen through the eyes of an apprentice, this film highlights the some of the factors that contributed to the incident in which Jed Millen was injured. This film uses Jed's story to highlight the moments, conversations and decisions that could contributed to a different outcome.