The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the importance of fit testing for tight-fitting respirators for workers who need to use them, and to reinforce this requirement under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.
In October 2021, a worker fell approximately 3.5m from a scaffold bay extension platform (hop up) onto a scissor lift at a construction site, sustaining serious injuries.
In December 2021, a 30-tonne slew was set up on the side of the road with the crane jib fully extended when it rolled onto its side. The jib has landed on a new house frame under construction and the fence of the house behind. Luckily, no one was injured.