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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…
image of the front page of the OFSC Hazard 2020 midpoint review report 17 September 2021The Federal Safety Commissioner’s Hazard 2020 Campaign Update, published today, demonstrates good safety improvements with regard to mobile plant…
Photo of a woman in a high visibility vest and hart hat holding a blueprint 01 September 2021The Federal Safety Commissioner has published an updated fact sheet on verifying the Competency of mobile plant operators. The updated fact sheet…
Picture of COVID-19 with text saying COVID-19 update 23 August 2021A message from the Federal Safety Commissioner, David Denney: The current outbreak of the Delta strain of COVID-19 around Australia is the most…