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November 2019

    Builder fined $110,000 over worker impaling

    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.

    Construction industry leads the way in safe work awards

    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.

    New concrete pumping code to boost work safety

    A new industry code of practice outlining safe concrete pumping standards at Queensland workplaces will improve worker safety and clarify maintenance obligations for employers.

    Lock down worksites safely over Christmas

    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.

    Construction industry work safety statistics highlighted

    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.

    Time to act on holiday traffic risks for workers

    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.

    Guide to managing risk in construction: prefabricated concrete

    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

    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

    Builder fined $77,000 for safety breaches at different worksites

    A builder has been fined $77,200 over alleged offences occurring at two different worksites in the neighbouring Brisbane suburbs of Annerley and Greenslopes.

    National Health Survey construction industry data released

    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.

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    28 November 2019

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    Solar farms subsidised training

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