Jul 11th 2023
Falls and toilets targeted in latest SafeWork SA construction blitz
Last year, SafeWork SA was notified of 77 serious work-related fall injuries, with the construction industry accounting for 59 of these injuries.
SafeWork SA Executive Director Glenn Farrell said their statistics show even a simple fall can lead to severe injury.
“With this in mind, builders and contractors can expect an unannounced visit from an inspector who will take enforcement action, which may include statutory notices, expiations or prosecution,” he said.
‘The control measures to reduce the risk of falls are well known and readily available so there is no excuse for not having them in place.’
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