A Brisbane builder has been fined $110,000 after a worker fell and was impaled on a steel bar while constructing a house in Balmoral.
Queensland’s construction industry has figured prominently at this year’s Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, leading the state in innovative safe work practices and initiatives. The industry took out some of the top awards and was well represented among the finalists.
A new industry code of practice outlining safe concrete pumping standards at Queensland workplaces will improve worker safety and clarify maintenance obligations for employers.
As construction sites and other workplaces across the state prepare for lockdowns over the festive season, the Queensland Government is urging consideration for public safety risks and adequate preparation for summer storms.
The construction industry continues to have one of the state’s highest fatality and injury rates, with a new data hub confirming the industry has a higher than average workers’ compensation claims rate.
As the holidays quickly approach, those in control of road worksites must ensure they have plans in place to protect traffic control workers from impatient drivers and heavy holiday traffic.
Safe Work Australia has developed a guide on the safe use of prefabricated concrete elements in the construction industry.
AS/NZS3012:2019 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites was published on 4 November 2019. The new edition contains several changes from the 2010 edition
A builder has been fined $77,200 over alleged offences occurring at two different worksites in the neighbouring Brisbane suburbs of Annerley and Greenslopes.
The recently released Australian National Health Survey 2017-2018 highlights that construction industry workers, compared to workers in other industries, have higher rates of smoking and alcohol consumption.
- Last updated
- 28 November 2019
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