Concrete pumping

Concrete pumping is a widely used process in the construction industry.

Cranes

Operating cranes is complex and dangerous and workers must have the necessary skills and capabilities to do it safely.

Demolition

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

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. 

Emergency plans and procedures

A written set of instructions that outlines what workers and others at the workplace should do in an emergency.

Excavation

Excavation work generally involves removing soil or rock from a site to form an open face, hole or cavity using tools, machinery or explosives.

First aid

First aid requirements vary from one workplace to another, so you need to consider all your potential hazards when deciding what first aid arrangements you need to have in place.

Identify, assess and control hazards

Effective systematic management of risks results in improved worker health and safety, as well as productivity.

Labour hire

Labour hire often involves a host organisation using workers from a labour hire agency, for a short period of time. These arrangements are sometimes referred to as “on-hire” or “agency” arrangements.

Licences

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.

Personal protective equipment

Safe Work Australia does not provide legal advice on the operation of the model Work Health and Safety laws. You must contact your work health and safety authority in your state or territory. PPE is one of the least effective safety control measures: you should not rely on PPE as a hazard control.

Plant design, supply and registration

Plant includes any machinery, equipment, appliance, container, implement and tool, and includes any component or anything fitted or connected to those things.

Quad bikes

Every year, quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury in rural workplaces, with many incidents associated with rollovers.

Safe design

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.

Scaffolding

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.

Tunnelling

Tunnelling work includes constructing a tunnel and supporting systems and associated temporary work.

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