Scaffolding

Working at heights and erecting and disassembling scaffolding safely.

Safe work method statements (SWMS)

Safe work method statements are an important part of preparing for any high risk construction work (HRCW). Hear from our inspector, Brian Chamberlain on why these documents are so vital.

Learn about Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)

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Scaffolding safety

Falls are a leading cause of fatalities within the construction industry. Falls often occur as a result of inadequate fall prevention or incomplete systems of work, including scaffolds.

Construction top tips: Scaffolding - tip 1

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A construction worker wearing safety gear.

Information for every trade

Housing and general construction information, guidance and practical guides for every trade including bricklaying, carpentry, concreting, demolition, electrical, excavating and trenching, plumbing, roofing and scaffolding.

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Construction: Labourers

These are the most common injuries and hazards for people working as labourers in the construction industry, as shown by injury claims.

Safety solutions

WorkSafe expects employers to have safety solutions in place to protect workers from the most common sources of injury.

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Hazards and solutions

'If you are injured at work' poster

Employers must display an 'if you are injured at work' poster in every workplace. You can download and print a poster in English as well as Arabic, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

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