Posts by Chris

Tradie Safety App with SWMS

SiteBook are pleased to announce the development of SiteBook Tradie: a safety app designed specifically for Trades working on jobs and construction sites who are required to prepare SWMS for jobs. This App will be one of the first available that provides Trades with a facility to prepare a Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS), on…

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Site Induction app being tested

We are very pleased to announce that our mobile app is now being tested on 2 sites, and will be available after testing is complete. We have made some improvements to the Site Attendance, so Site Managers can review a list of people on-site. At the end of the day, the Site Manager can review…

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Mobile app is in design

After numerous requests from Builders, we are starting the design a mobile app for Trades to complete an induction when arriving on a work site. The primary functions of the app are to: Provide site safety information to Trades. Take a photo of their White Card and any other required licences. Show site rules and…

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QLD – New On-the-Spot Workplace Health & Safety Fines

Recent amendments to the QLD Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 include the introduction of 18 new infringement notice offences for key risk areas such as asbestos, hazardous chemicals and construction work. The 18 new offences are eligible to be become infringement notice offences (PINs), commonly known as ‘on the spot fines’ under the State…

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WHS Construction Project definition up to $450k in SA

Back in July 2015 the South Australian Government amended regulation 292 of the Work health & Safety Regulations to: 292—Meaning of construction project In this Chapter, a construction project is a project that involves construction work where the cost of the construction work is $450 000 or more. You can view the regulations from this…

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Plan & Specs – Download History

Do you need to check if a Contractor has downloaded a Plan or Specification? Now you can. SiteBook have extended the logging of document downloads, from Tender Documents, to include for construction project & safety document downloads. Contractors can View Project Documents on the “Document List” page, including any project plans, specifications and safety documents.    …

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Safework NSW updates three codes of practice

Safework NSW last month updated three codes of practice under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act to provide practical guidelines for: Managing the risk of falls at workplaces: This Code applies to persons who conduct a business or undertaking, including anyone who designs, constructs, imports, supplies or installs plant or structures. The Code provides…

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Billion-dollar bridge construction will create 200 jobs

Federal MP for Page (NSW) Kevin Hogan announced the preferred tenderer to build the longest bridge between Woolgoolga and Ballina, and would create around 200 jobs. ‘The announcement of the preferred tenderer to build the longest bridge on this section of the highway over the Clarence River is a major milestone in meeting our deadline…

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$250K funding for Women in Construction

During a tour of a Queensland construction site, the Prime Minister announced that the federal government will provide $250,000 in funding over 12 months as part of the pilot program to help increase women’s participation and employment in the building industry. read more here

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Tips for your drug & alcohol policy

“Fitness for work means a person’s capacity to work without risk to themselves or others’ health and safety,” says Simon Clayer, Senior Associate with HopgoodGanim , adding that many things can affect fitness for work, including stress, depression, anxiety and fatigue. Clayer recommends any employer considering drafting a drug and alcohol in the workplace policy…

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