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Geofencing & Auto-Attendance for Construction Sites

You might have seen terms like ‘geo-fencing’, ‘auto-attendance’, ‘silent arrivals’ around lately, but what are they and how do they work? This article will give take you through what geo-fencing and auto-attendance are, how we implement them within SiteBook, and how you can make them work for your business.   What is Geofencing / Auto-Attendance?…

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SiteBook Development Update

Since SiteBook was founded in 2012, we have made a number of major updates to the software. 2012 saw the beginning of SiteBook with our Tender Management Module. 2013 saw the addition of the Safety Management module, following the beginning of the WHS harmonisation Legislation in Australia. 2018 we launched our mobile app for Site…

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SiteBook’s Guide to Site Inductions

Site Inductions Site inductions are a great way for principal contractors and workers to exchange safety information. It is important that all workers including contractors are advised of site specific work health and safety risks prior to commencing work. Likewise, site management should ensure that workers are qualified to undertake the work they have been…

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Residential construction sites issued $11,000 in fines

Residential construction sites have been put on notice after a string of WorkSafe ACT inspections resulted in multiple notices and over $11,000 in fines. 10 sites in Taylor were visited by WorkSafe inspectors earlier this month, who issued 23 improvement notices, four prohibition notices, and four infringement notices for non-compliance. The inspections were part of…

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SafeWork Australia releases Key WHS Statistics Report 2020

SafeWork Australia has released their key findings report for work-related injury and fatality statistics. This is part of National Safe Work Month and part SafeWork’s goal of using data to make workplaces safe. Among Australian work industries, construction posted the third highest number of fatalities and the fifth highest fatality rate per 100,000 workers this…

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Victoria’s COVID Reopening Roadmap Summary

The Victorian Government has released their COVID roadmaps to reopening for both Melbourne metro and regional Victoria. Both roadmaps follow a 4-step reopening process, with Melbourne and regional Vic each taking different steps towards a return to normalcy. It is important to note that all dates past Step 1 for Metro Melbourne and Step 2…

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Steps for a good Site Induction

A construction site induction is a great way for workers and site management to exchange safety information. Before starting a job, new workers should be advised of all site specific work health and safety risks. Site management should also ensure that the new workers are qualified to undertake their contracted work. Construction Site inductions are…

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New Infringeable Offences Subject to On-the-spot Fines

The Northern Territory has added an additional twenty-one new infringeable offences to their work health and safety laws, subject to on-the-spot fines. The majority of fines will cost an individual $720, and cost a corporate body $3,600. The new infringement offences are in effect as of today (29/7/2020). Fines are issued by WorkSafe inspectors to…

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New Changes to Northern Territory’s Return to Work Legislation

The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly has amended the Return to Work Act 1986 and Return to Work Regulations 1986. This Amendment reverses a number of changes made to the legislation in 2015, and plans to improve the operation of the NT Workers Compensation Scheme. The Act will commence this month on the 29th of July,…

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New Formwork Code of Practice for NSW

The NSW Government has introduced a new Code of Practice for working with formwork. Codes of Practice are designed to provide information and practical guidance on the best controls measures for different types of workplace hazards. Formwork involves the preparation of moulds and framing into which concrete is poured and contained, and can be extremely…

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