New Smartphone App Adresses Sign in Issues at Construction Sites

Reported by Zoe | 20 Nov, 2013

SignOnSite is a new smartphone app that has been developed by University of Canberra and Australian National University students that has been described by one of the students involved as a “Facebook check-in for construction sites.” Alexandria Garlan, SignOnSite developer and project manager for Banyan Construction, said that individuals need to sign on and off when …

ACT Construction Workers March to Improve Safety

Reported by Zoe | 19 Sep, 2012

The CFMEU led a march of ACT construction workers to the Legislative Assembly in Canberra this morning to insist on Canberra’s construction sites becoming safer workplaces. The march began at Glebe Park and was led by Mrs Catanzariti whose 21-year-old son Ben was killed in a workplace accident on a Kingston construction site in July. …

WorkSafe reminds construction workers to stay safe around trenches

Reported by Haydee | 14 Aug, 2012

WorkSafe urges the construction industry to take care when working around trenches after one collapsed on a plumber at a housing site in Pakenham on Saturday. The incident occurred just a week before a statewide WorkSafe campaign focusing on safety on housing construction sites commenced. SafetyCulture reported that the victim was trapped in waist-deep mud …

NSW: Man dies after being pinned by truck and loader

Reported by Julia | 11 Jul, 2010

A truck driver has died of crush injuries at a construction site in southern NSW on July 1. The 39-year-old man from Wagga Wagga was trapped between his fuel tanker and a reversing front-end loader. According to police, the man was refueling at a Hume Highway bypass construction site at Tarcutta when the incident happened. …

WA: Electrical Safety Still A Cause for Concern

Reported by Julia | 03 Apr, 2010

Safety in mid-west Western Australia construction sites can still be improved, WorkSafe says. Last week, WorkSafe inspectors visited worksites throughout the region to see if occupational health and safety laws are complied with. The inspection blitz resulted in the issuance of 20 improvement notices, 8 prohibition notices and several verbal warnings. Chris Kirwin of WorkSafe …