Construction sites constitute some of the highest risk workplace environments in Australia. High-rise platforms, many contractors coming and going with power tools and bulky deliveries, the prevalence of loud, heavy, and dangerous machinery, live electrical circuits, and temporary scaffolding and safety barriers, all create an atmosphere were injury is common.
The construction site is the location of any work carried out in connection with the building, alteration, conversion, fitting-out, commissioning, renovation, repair, maintenance, refurbishment, demolition, decommissioning or dismantling of a structure.
The most common risks include cuts, open wounds, sprains, strains, and chronic joint and muscle conditions. These are typically caused by being hit by an object, falling or lifting, pulling or pushing heavy objects. In addition there can be more serious injuries such as loss of bodily function. According to Safe Work Australia, about 40 people die on construction sites each year, usually by falling, vehicle collision or electrocution. Fortunately this is trending downwards.
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In Australia, work health and safety regulations require rigorous and thorough risk assessment on construction sites, planning and safety procedures be put in place, and emergency response in the form of hazard or medical response be adequately available.
Our experts have extensive experience in providing expert opinion in this area.
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