Second scaffold safety blitz following substandard scaffold safety
The NSW government has announced yesterday that:
"Construction sites across NSW will be subject to a new scaffolding safety blitz after a recent round of inspections saw more than 800 notices issued for significant safety breaches."
“Minister for Better Regulation, Kevin Anderson has called upon the industry to improve its standards or risk heavy fines after SafeWork’s inspectors found missing scaffold parts, unlicensed workers, and substandard safety measures for those working from heights.”
This is important not just for scaffolding companies, but any construction company operating in Australia. It is up to the company owner to ensure that their workers have safe systems of work, and that they have been suitably trained.
Managing this information historically has been difficult for many construction companies, and is sometimes overlooked. Often everything is checked when a new worker or contractor starts, but is then never followed up as the years roll on.
The Worx Inductions system automates this process for you so you don’t get caught out during an audit blitz. The system flags any licenses or insurances that are out of date and contacts the contractors to supply updated info or they can be suspended from working from your company.
Your site supervisors can check any person in the company database using our app and view all of their training records and licenses.
This is a good opportunity for companies to upgrade their current safety management systems to something that is robust, and time saving.
The article can be read on the NSW Government website here.