Following a number of serious incidents on construction sites across regional NSW SafeWork
NSW has visited more than 60 construction sites from Tweed Heads to Ballina last week, issuing
96 notices including eight on the spot fines, 16 prohibition and 72 improvement notices.
on a number of construction sites including no fall protection, poor hygiene standards as well as
significant electrical compliance issues.
with missing parts or evidence that unlicensed workers had altered or removed scaffolding
components,” Mr Richey said.
issued for risks from falling objects and not managing moving plant.
action, and apply sanctions where any risks are observed.
NSW building sites. More than 12,000 workers were injured after a fall from a height between
2014 and 2017. Sadly 25 died, while more than 240 were permanently disabled.
regional NSW in 2021, with findings like these a wake-up call for the construction industry is
needed to immediately lift their standards,” Mr Richey said.
the Office of the NSW Building Commissioner