Safety for Construction Workers
VIC Construction Site Safety Guide 2014/15 – Released
The Victorian Government remains committed to the promotion of improved efficiency and productivity of all industries and continues to take steps to promote and enforce the implementation of workplace health and safety laws. There are many hazards associated with work on construction sites and Pro-Visual Publishing, in collaboration with the National Safety Council of Australia and with the support of the Australian Constructors Association and the Australian Construction Industry Forum, has released the latest edition of the VIC Construction Site Safety Guide 2014/15. This Guide outlines current guidelines for managing various of the hazards on construction sites.
This year’s Guide highlights the safety concerns associated with working at heights in the construction industry in Victoria. Other issues covered are the hazards such as falls from height, working in confined spaces and dangerous areas. Ways to assess these risks and maintain a safe and controlled environment are presented in an easy-to-read manner, to be used it toolbox safety talks, and to enable workers to reference on a daily basis.
Other topics covered relate to the use of grinders and cut-off saws and the well-being of workers and their colleagues when these tools are in use. Workers and their colleagues should be aware of the hazards associated with use of these and other types of power tools and the strategies to minimise these risks when working on site.
“I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the VIC Construction Site Safety Guide 2014/15. Their support has made it possible for the guide to be distributed free of charge”, said John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene and health and wellbeing information resource charts. Each chart is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s charts are designed to inform, motivate, educate and above all keep people and their workplaces safe!For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Chart, please call (02) 8272 2611, email
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