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Photo of a construction worker looking at a site plan 24 November 2021The Federal Safety Commissioner’s WHS Accreditation Scheme Snapshot provides up to date data analysis on a quarterly basis. This quarter marks the…
Woman construction worker with helmet and safety vest holding a tablet 17 November 2021As part of OFSC’s Hazard 2020 safety campaign, over the past year we have hosted a series of educational webinars on managing high-risk hazards…
Photo of a yellow Franna parked alongside a white 3 storey building 15 November 2021The 12-month campaign launched in October 2020 examined the two most frequent areas of hazard management non-compliance over the previous three years…
Photo of Building progress 134. At 47 Beane St. Gosford. September 2018 09 November 2021The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner has developed a new Scaffold Checklist to help principal contractors manage risk when commissioning…
Image of a survey on a laptop 08 November 2021The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner is launching a month-long survey about mental health in the building and construction industry. All…
Franna AT40 25 October 2021Articulated mobile cranes (colloquially known as Frannas) are the most common form of crane on Australian building sites. Incident and audit data…
Photo of an excavator working at a construction site on earthworks. 18 October 2021Today marks the end of the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner’s (OFSC) Hazard 2020 safety campaign. Twelve months ago the Federal Safety…
Photo of a road drilling machine drilling road for repair 15 October 2021“Onsite audit results for the last full month of the Hazard 2020 Safety Campaign [September 2021] reinforces that scaffold safety is simply not at…
Photo of a crane hook 06 October 2021The Federal Safety Commissioner’s fourth Hazard 2020 Safety Campaign webinar was held on Thursday 23 September. This webinar focused on assessing and…
Photo of a mobile telescopic boom crane on a bridge construction project 30 September 2021With two months left in the Hazard 2020 campaign, data trends are consolidating, highlighting where Scheme accredited companies must take further…