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Victoria introduces ban on dry cutting engineered stone

On August 20, 2019, a ban on the uncontrolled dry cutting of engineered stone came into effect across Victoria to help protect workers from exposure to deadly silica dust. Workplace health and safety regulations now prohibit the cutting, grinding and abrasive polishing of engineered stone with power tools, unless on-tool water suppression or dust extraction […]

Working well… are you taking mental health and wellbeing seriously enough?

The construction industry, including shopfitting, employs more than 625,000 people across Australia, making it one of the biggest employers in the country – and the statistics surrounding the mental health of construction workers are staggering. According to recent reports from MATES in Construction and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC): construction workers are more than twice as likely to […]

What is a ‘notifiable incident’ and what do you do if one happens?

All PCBUs, in all states and territories, are required to notify their work health and safety regulator of certain ‘notifiable incidents’ when they occur at work, under work health and safety (WHS) legislation. Work health and safety regulators are committed to preventing work-related deaths and injuries. Notifying the regulator of ‘notifiable incidents’ can help identify […]

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Scentre Group commences upgrade at Westfield Doncaster

Scentre Group, along with joint venture partners ISPT and M&G Real Estate Asia Property Fund, recently announced its $30 million redevelopment of Westfield Doncaster’s level two dining and entertainment precinct is now underway. Currently home to six restaurants, the space will transform into a ‘modern-village’ style rooftop dining and entertainment precinct complete with up to […]

Sleeping on the job…? The new WHS risk facing us all

A recent study1 involving more than 8,800 employees shows that 39 per cent of us are sleeping six hours or less a night and are more stressed, have less energy and are working longer hours than those employees who get the recommended 7 – 9 hours a night. The concept that workloads and work-related stress […]

GPT’s Melbourne Central to undergo major transformation

GPT’s Melbourne Central is set to undergo its biggest transformation in almost 20 years as part of a quest to become a ‘temple of meaning’ for Melburnians and evolve into a globally-recognised place of cultural and social exchange that nurtures and inspires its users. As of 2021, the centre will reinvent itself with the addition […]

PPE – a last resort?

PPE (personal protective equipment) is defined as anything used or work to minimise risk to a worker’s health and safety. It includes many items like boots, ear plugs, hard hats, harnesses, goggles, gloves and more. But is using PPE the safest way to get a job done and protect workers? Model WHS regulations require you […]

MBA NSW Advises Changes to Union Right of Entry Permit

Members of the Master Builders Association NSW were recently advised that the Fair Work Amendment (Modernising Right of Entry) Regulations 2019, took effect on 1 July 2019. In order to meet the new requirements, the Fair Work Commission will be issuing permits in a different form. Therefore, permits issued from 1 July 2019 will be […]

ABCC recovers $1 million in workers’ wages

In a significant milestone, the Australian Building and Construction Commission has exceeded $1 million in recovered wages for almost 1400 workers. The ABCC has been responsible for ensuring building and construction workers are paid correctly since 2 December 2016 and continues to build its work in this area. The ABCC has so far audited over […]