Posts Tagged ‘SWMS’

Results of SafeWork SA SWMS compliance audit

SafeWork SA have released a report following their 2020 Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) compliance audits. Construction workers after exposed to a wide variety of risks, and the construction industry frequently records high rates of injury and death among workers. As a result, the construction industry has been marked as a priority in the Australian…

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Builder Fined $850,000 After Worker Fall

A Builder has been fined $850,000 after a worker fell to their death on a residential site where no SWMS was prepared or adhered to. According to WorkSafe Victoria, the company pleaded guilty to a single charge of “failing to ensure that persons other than employees were not exposed to risks to their health and…

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SafeWork SA Announces Second Round of EWP Compliance Checks

SafeWork SA has announced a statewide Elevated Working Platform (EWP) compliance audit, commencing the week of 08/07/2020 and lasting 3 months. Mobile EWPs carry significant risk to both operators and other workers. Any personnel responsible for the operation of an EWP requires proper training and support to ensure that any and all work is conducted…

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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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New Case Study – Civil Construction with Plant Operators

We have recently published a new case study of a Civil Construction firm and their experience with the SiteBook safety mobile app. This case study in particular required mobile safety solutions, particularly for the business’s plant operators. The business was using a paper-based system for SWMS and Pre-Start Checklists, and also for reporting incidents, faults,…

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SafeWork SA High Risk Construction Work Audits

In a recent media release, SafeWork SA has stated that they will begin auditing high risk construction work from February 2020 onwards. Construction is one of the most dangerous industries, and exposes workers to numerous hazards, resulting in high levels of workplace injuries and fatalities. There are 18 activities defined as High Risk Construction Work…

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Safety App for Plant Operators

Plant Operators can now use the SiteBook mobile app to do pre-start check lists and prepare SWMS on-site using their phone or tablet. The app offers a wide range of features including: An Asset / Plant Register Pre-Start Check Lists Online Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) Online Safety Manual & Safety Data Sheets (SDS) The…

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Bricklayer Safety Overview

While not always considered high-risk work, bricklaying still comes with a high potential for workplace injury. For this reason a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) that outlines all risks and control measures should be prepared prior to commencing work. This way all potential hazards and risks can be identified and eliminated as far as possible.…

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Roofer Safety Overview

Roofing work in considered high-risk if there is a risk of a person falling more than 2 meters (or 3 meters in SA). A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) that outlines all risks and control measures must be prepared prior to commencing work. It is also important that all relevant workers are involved in the…

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Preparing SWMS with the SiteBook App

With the SiteBook Tradie mobile app, you can prepare Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) on site with your smart phone. To create a new SWMS, choose a template to copy, review the job steps, activities, hazards and control measures, then sign-off the SWMS as “Reviewed”. After the review is complete, the SMWS is locked. Workers…

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