Industry / Safety News

Canberra Construction Industry Brings New Jobs Out with the old, in with the new. A city that continually progresses and updates its infrastructure is bound to thrive more than one that falls behind; life moves quickly, and cities cannot allow themselves to fall short of the times. A key component of keeping up with the times is new or updated construction. Canberra is continuously announcing new building plans for large projects, and it comes as no surprise...

Sydney Scaffolding Accident Opens Further Safety Talks At Australian Scaffolds, we were deeply saddened to learn that tragedy struck a Sydney construction site in Macquarie Park on Monday 1st April 2019 when a scaffolding collapse killed 18-year-old construction worker Christopher Cassaniti. By all accounts, a gentle, kind, and hardworking young man, Cassaniti’s death has rattled his family, community, and the entire construction industry,  leading to calls for the government to “step in and take immediate action...

Unfortunately too many people die each year falling from unsafe scaffolding whilst working at heights. It's the biggest single killer in the Australian building construction industry. When you are working at height, you need to use scaffolding built by a qualified, insured licensed scaffolder. It is not safe or sensible to balance on a ladder to replace windows, fix guttering or replace roof tiles. It is certainly not a good idea to balance scaffold boards...

Ladder safety One of the fastest ways to put yourself in hospital is by using a ladder incorrectly. So, before you rush into your next job read our advice. You don't need me to remind you that climbing ladders is potentially dangerous, but that's what I'm going to do: There are 10 crucial statistics that you need to know about working at heights. According to Safe Work Australia: Every year in Australia, an average of 29 people dies from...

I’ve been involved in the Building Industry for 30 years and one of the biggest changes has been the improvement to working at height. When I first started in the industry it was up to each contractor to provide their own “scaffolding”. It really wasn’t scaffold as we know it today. One particular contractor I worked for in the early 80’s use to tow a trailer full of empty 44 gallon drums and wooden planks and...

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