WA Construction Site Safety Guide 2014 – Released
Scaffolding & Site Safety
The Western Australian Government remains committed to the principle of harmonisation and continues to take steps to progress the implementation of the model work health and safety laws. It is important particularly within the construction industry that these laws be adhered to and implemented in order to maintain worker safety and minimise risks. With this in mind, Pro-Visual Publishing, in a collaborative effort with the Master Builders Association of Western Australia, has released the new edition of the WA Construction Site Safety Guide. This guide outlines current safety issues and guidelines for managing the risks associated with this industry.
A prominent topic of this year’s guide highlights the safety requirements for scaffolding practices. Scaffolding is a temporary arrangement which is utilised to assist workers while constructing or repairing structures and buildings. These structures can pose various hazards, especially in the erection, use, maintenance, alteration and dismantling of scaffolds. Ways to assess and maintain risks involved in this area or work, are presented in an easy-to-read manner, for workers to refer to on a daily basis.
Other topics relate to the wellbeing and safety or workers in areas such as hydration and drugs and alcohol. Rates of fluid loss vary considerably, depending on such factors as workplace temperature, sun exposure, work clothing, activity intensity and duration. Workers should be aware of the signs of mild to moderate dehydration when working.
“I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the WA Construction Site Safety Guide 2014. 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!
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