Concrete pumping is a widely used process in the construction industry.
Operating cranes is complex and dangerous and workers must have the necessary skills and capabilities to do it safely.
Demolition work is when you knock down or dismantle a structure or part of a structure that is load-bearing or somehow related to the physical integrity of the structure.
Elevating work platforms (EWPs) are mobile items of plant designed to lift or lower people and equipment by a telescopic, hinged or articulated device, or combination of these, from a base support.
Excavation work generally involves removing soil or rock from a site to form an open face, hole or cavity using tools, machinery or explosives.
Certain types of work can be hazardous and require specific skills, capabilities and licences. Under the model Work Health and Safety Regulations, licences are required for; asbestos removal and clearance, high risk work, demolition work and major hazard facilities.
If the risks associated with hazardous manual tasks are not eliminated or minimised they can cause significant and even irreversible injuries or disorders.
The model WHS Regulations, define the exposure standard for long term exposure to noise as the amount of sound energy, that is equivalent to a steady noise level of 85 decibels over an 8 hour shift. Whether this is exceeded depends on the level of noise involved and how long workers are exposed to it.
Plant includes any machinery, equipment, appliance, container, implement and tool, and includes any component or anything fitted or connected to those things.
Every year, quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury in rural workplaces, with many incidents associated with rollovers.
Safe design is about integrating hazard identification and risk assessment methods early in the design process to eliminate or minimise risks of injury throughout the life of the product (including buildings, structures, equipment and vehicles) being designed.
A scaffold is a temporary structure erected to support access or working platforms. Scaffolds are commonly used in construction work so workers have a safe, stable work platform when work can’t be done at ground level or on a finished floor.
Prolonged sitting is associated with significant negative health outcomes, and is increasingly being recognised in the community as an important issue that needs attention.
Slips and trips result in thousands of injuries every year. The most common are musculoskeletal injuries, cuts, bruises, fractures and dislocations, but more serious injuries also happen.
Tunnelling work includes constructing a tunnel and supporting systems and associated temporary work.