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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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Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposure Limits Halved

A reminder that the new Workplace Exposure Limit (WEL) for Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) is currently in effect as of July 1st. After an extensive review, SafeWork Australia ruled to lower the 8-hour RCS workplace exposure limit from 0.1 mg/m3 to 0.05 mg/m3. Exposure regulations are mandatory legal limits which are in place to protect…

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Client Portal – Development Started

After a number of requests from Principal Contractors, the SiteBook development team have started work on a Client Portal. This portal will allow Principal Contractors to provide their Clients with access to selected information within a project, such as progress reports, plans/specs, and photos. The Principal Contractor can choose which items are made available to…

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Induction Videos in SiteBook’s Mobile App

The SiteBook mobile apps now supports videos as part of the induction process. After a request from one of our more progressive builders, we have added support for playback as part of site inductions. Video inductions are perfect for providing clear worksite information alongside audio and visual aids. This can make it easier for workers…

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Case Study – Builder

We have published a new case study regarding a Principal Contractor and their experience with SiteBook. This case study focused on a builder who was already using Procore, a high-end US based software for project management. However, Procore did not include the features required for managing safety in compliance with Australian Regulations, and they were…

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