Company and project manager fined for crane collapse

Reported by Haydee | 30 Nov, 2015

A construction company and one of its project managers have been fined more than 55,000 following an incident where a crane rolled over during the construction of a hall at a Prestons Catholic School.

Safety Alert on using mobile cranes in ‘pick and carry’ operations

Reported by Haydee | 05 Feb, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library NT WorkSafe issued a safety alert to remind persons conducting businesses and undertakings (PCBUs) that mobile cranes should be used on firm and flat grounds, when travelling with suspended loads (pick and carry). A recent bridge construction project in NSW wherein a crane tipped on its side while moving across a slope …

VIC: Note on using earthmoving equipment as crane

Reported by Admin | 24 May, 2010

WorkSafe has released a guidance note on earthmoving equipment being used as a crane. It serves to inform employers and contractors on the safe use of earthmoving equipment to lift and transport freely suspended loads. WorkSafe recognises equipment such as excavators, backhoes and front-end loaders are used to perform work in a similar manner to …

VIC: Firm Pleads Guilty over Unlicensed Dogman’s Fall

Reported by Admin | 22 Mar, 2010

A sheet metal engineering company and its director have pleaded guilty in the Industrial Magistrates Court on Wednesday to failing to provide a safe working environment – plant & systems of work, and information, instruction, training & supervision. The case stemmed from a 2 February 2009 incident, where an unlicenced dogman fell from height. The …