AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016 Quality Management Systems standards have now been published (26 February 2016) and are a major revision to the previous edition issued in 2008. This revision introduces many new concepts, terminology and current thinking, drawing on the collective resources of many other Standards that have been developed over the past decade of quality [...]
Can you believe that we are already halfway through the year? It was only yesterday that we welcomed the new year! July also represents the beginning of the new financial year in Australia and new financial goals and objectives for businesses everywhere. Unfortunately, one of the things that is often lost in the discussion about [...]
Can you believe that January is already coming to an end? It feels like it was only yesterday that we were celebrating the first day of the new year. Some important developments have already taken place and here’s a quick summary of them all. The heat is on January has once again brought its fair [...]
2013 is coming to an end and we are all winding down to drop the tools, close off our worksites and take a well earned break. But before you do that, here is some important news updates to keep in mind when you restart work in 2014. 2013 was a big year for WHS It [...]
We’ve decided to start a weekly blog post giving everyone a summary of the latest news in the Australian building and construction industry. This is an extension of the Compliance Talk Email newsletter that we send out to all prospects and customers once a month. If you would like to receive this in your inbox [...]
When working on a construction site, construction workers are surrounded by perils. Many lives were lost during the construction of some buildings in the past, since the standards for construction safety were not in place at the time. Nowadays, however, many accidents can be avoided if proper safety standards are applied. These safety standards can be found in many safety plans that are available for purchase, which cover every aspect of construction site safety and following these plans will ensure that the workers on a construction site will feel safe while working.
When constructing a house, it is usually customary to hire a contractor to build your new home, instead of doing it yourself. The construction business is well developed, and you can get your new home much quicker and easier than before.
Managing a big project always has its ups and downs, and there are numerous stress-inducing, nerve-wrecking complications along the way. On a construction site you have many valuable assets, starting from building material and expensive machinery, all down to workers and their gear. One can only hope to be prepared to handle the many simultaneous operations being carried out on site in such a manner as to avoid wasting time and money. What you are really looking to avoid are injuries and casualties, which can be quite common.
There are many hidden dangers on each construction site, and quite frankly a whole bunch of very obvious ones that are just kind of ignored, that can cause a lot of problems not the least of which are injuries and lawsuits. Health and safety has become a big concern and in most parts of the world it is legally required to have certain protective and preventive measures in place on a construction site where power tools with rotating blades, trucks loaded with tons of material, scaffolds that go several stories up and cranes lifting and moving huge pieces of building material over people’s heads are just some of the things that can cause injury and property damage.
Ensafe Group Website is now online. Comprehensive Compliance for the Construction Industry.