ACT: Bridge Collapse May Lead to Regulatory Changes

Reported by Admin | 18 Oct, 2010

New regulations may be in the horizon for the construction industry as a result of a bridge collapse in August, ACT Work Safe says. 18 workers were injured when a bridge over the Barton Highway crashed during a concrete pour. Federal Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten says they are looking to improve the current safety regulations. …

NSW: Statewide Inspection for Concreting Formwork

Reported by Admin | 30 Sep, 2010

A two-month campaign has been launched by WorkCover NSW, with inspectors carrying out a statewide inspection of construction sites to ensure workers involved in concrete formwork are properly trained. Since February this year, formworkers in the state no longer need a Certificate of Competency, but they must still undergo proper safety training. The decision not …