Introduction

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.

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Relevant Articles Safe Work Australia: Construction report (2015)

There have been significant reductions in the numbers and rates of injuries and fatalities in this industry over the last ten years or more. Nevertheless, the construction industry remains a high risk industry.

Safe Work Australia: Construction Work Code of Practice (2013)

This Code provides guidance to principal contractors and other persons conducting a business or undertaking who carry out construction work on how to meet the health and safety requirements under the WHS Act and Regulations relating to construction work.

Relevant Cases Wharekawa v AEA Constructions Pty Ltd; Building Partners Pty Ltd v AEA Constructions Pty Ltd [2018] NSWSC 684

The plaintiff was working as a builder’s labourer in a terrace house when a nail fired from an explosive powered tool on the adjoining property struck him in the left temple. He brought an action against AEA for damages in negligence.

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Profiles of Experts in Work health safety - Construction

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