FSC Attends MBA Safety Network Breakfast Briefing

Picture of attendees at MB Safety Network Breakfast Briefing
Pictured L-R:  Ralph Willson (Federal Safety Officer), Brandon Hitch (CEO CICA), Alan Edwards (Federal Safety Commissioner), Paul Churchill (NSW Chairman CICA),
David Solomon (Executive Officer – Safety MBA NSW),
Peter Carter (Chairman IPCC).
As part of National Safe Work Month in October, Federal Safety Commissioner Alan Edwards attended a Safety Network Breakfast Briefing hosted by Master Builders Association NSW (MBA NSW). The topic under discussion was Crane Safety. Commissioner Edwards and Federal Safety Officer Ralph Willson spoke to the participants about how crane safety is assessed under the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme) and recent changes to the Scheme criteria regarding both crane safety and Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS).
“This has been a valuable discussion about ways to manage the risks associated with the use of both mobile and fixed cranes on building sites,” said Commissioner Edwards. “I thank MBA NSW for taking the lead in arranging forums such as this and for the opportunity to talk about how the Scheme encourages best practice in assessing and managing risks involving the use of cranes on building sites”.
David Solomon, Executive Officer - Safety MBA NSW, provides further information about the event on his Linkedin page. The Scheme criteria can be found on our website.