The prevention of falls on construction sites will be the focus of a joint visit by WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW to Mildura this week.
Builders and contractors are being urged to make scaffolding safety a priority on Victorian construction sites after a string of serious injuries and near misses in recent months.
WorkSafe inspectors have begun a month-long blitz targeting dangerous and sub-standard demolition work.
WorkSafe Victoria is contacting construction employers in the Mildura region to alert them that a week of concentrated worksite visits will begin later this month.
WorkSafe inspectors began visiting retail stores across Victoria this week to remind shop owners and their staff about safety during the busy Christmas and New Year sales rush.
Businesses in the Wodonga region will receive a visit from teams of WorkSafe inspectors next week.
A project to raise the awareness with local construction businesses of the similarities and ease of working on either side of the border will begin in Echuca and Moama this week.
A project to raise the awareness among local construction businesses of the ease and similarities of working on either side of the border will begin in Yarrawonga next week.
A WorkCover team of safety inspectors will visit housing construction sites across Victoria in a 12-month campaign named ‘Operation SafeSite’.