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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).