Building and Construction WHS Blueprint to 2026
The 7th of July saw the launch of the Building and Construction WHS Blueprint to 2026, a three year plan to reduce fatalities, injury and illness rates in the NSW Building and Construction Industry by focusing on major WHS concerns that are aligned to our Regulatory Priorities 2023.
To read more about the Building and Construction WHS Blueprint to 2026 see the full document on the SafeWork NSW website here.
Keep workers safe around moving plant and vehicles
SafeWork NSW inspectors are visiting construction worksites targeting safe separation of people
and mobile plant and vehicles. Employers risk on-the-spot fines for putting lives at risk.
Keep workers safe by:
· using bollards, barriers, safety rails or exclusion zones
· using alarms to warn people of moving plant
· identifying hazards and creating a traffic management plan
· training, instructing and supervising workers on control measures
Additionally, businesses carrying out high-risk work must prepare a safe work method statement (SWMS).