Safety At The Construction Site: The Role of The Workers

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Right from the drafting stages, the Australian Work Health and Safety laws identify the construction industry as a target industry and an area of interest. Through collaborative efforts among all relevant stakeholders, the policy seeks to reduce injury and fatalities at the work place. Construction sites are inherently high-risk and careful attention need be employed to avoid injury. A Safe Work Australia report reveals that up to an overwhelming 40% of construction workers attribute frequent cases of injury at the workplace to a lack of training Obligations for workers The model WHS laws stipulate that the worker is under obligation to observe and comply to certain standard. Let us have a look at the specifics of these obligations as specifically applies to the construction industry. Comply and fully implement all instructions received¬† that pertains to workplace health and safety The construction site manager and foreman have the responsibility to provide proper instruction on all things safety for every worker, and more so for new workers. The workers on the other hand, are duly obliged to comply and follow these instructions. The worker should make a point of raising any concerns and seeking clarifications from the relevant authorities in order to Read More …