Work Safety Commissioner reacts to MBA review of Getting Home Safely Report

Reported by Haydee | 27 Mar, 2013

Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe Photo: WorkSafe ACT Work Safety ACT Commissioner Mark McCabe released a statement today in response to Master Builders Australia’s review of the Getting Home Safely report. Mr McCabe said that while he recognises MBA’s commitment to addressing safety issues and their cooperation, some aspects of their statement regarding the report …

Peak construction body questions levy hike to ensure work safety

Reported by Haydee | 27 Feb, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Master Builders Australia expressed its commitment in promoting work safety in the ACT construction sites but has questioned on the necessity of imposing further costs on business through new levies to reduce workplace injuries. According to a Canberra Times report, Canberra’s peak construction body is questioning whether the levies will actually reduce …

Building industry concerned over new bullying provisions

Reported by Haydee | 19 Feb, 2013

The building and construction industry has expressed their concern over the bullying initiatives announced this month by Employment and Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten. Master Builders Australia is concerned the government’s bullying provisions will conflict with Codes of Practice being developed by State and Territory governments. According to Wilhelm Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer of Master …

Renovators warned of asbestos risk

Reported by Haydee | 25 Jan, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library DIY enthusiasts and renovators are cautioned against the dangers associated with asbestos when conducting home improvement projects over the summer period. Master Builders Australia warns renovators that approximately one third of all homes in Australia contain asbestos and pose a potential health risks unless managed with utmost care. “DIY and home renovation …

Master Builders to launch new workplace safety program

Reported by Haydee | 29 Mar, 2012

Master Builders Association (MBA) will launch a new program – the Safety Observations and Conversations Program which is aimed at increasing safety awareness at work sites. MBA ACT executive director, John Miller said that the new initiative will be launched next month. “This program has been in development for many months and recent tragic events …