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Safety blitz on construction sites

23-02-2010
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Worksafe Victoria has launched a crackdown on construction sites in a bid to improve workplace safety.

Too many injuries are happening on construction sites due to poor supervision, according to the director of WorkSafe’s Construction and Utilities Program, Chris Webb.

“Whether you’re a principal contractor, site supervisor, contractor or tradesperson, everyone has a role to play in site safety, Webb said.

“All parties must understand their safety responsibilities and those of others involved in a construction project.

“For supervisors, maintaining site safety is non-negotiable. If there’s an issue, everyone must be able to position to speak up before something bad happens.”

The spotlight on site supervision is on now with WorkSafe inspectors visiting construction sites, as part of the ongoing Back to Basics campaign.

WorkSafe Vic has developed a special poster to highlight the issue in the workplace.

Copies of the poster can be downloaded from worksafe.vic.gov.au/construction or ordered from WorkSafe’s Advisory Service by calling 1800 136 089.

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