Workplace Health and Safety

There is no such thing as an accident on site –  just carelessness, lack of supervision and proper procedure.

As shocking as it may sound in this case a 4 metre block wall was blown over by the wind because it had no bracing or core filling.

Workplace Health and Safety – Collapse of Block Walls

What to do when unions want access on job sites

From 1 July 2009, most Australian workplaces are governed by a new system created by the Fair Work Act 2009.

Right of entry refers to the part of Commonwealth workplace laws which regulate the rights of organisation officials (such as a trade union) to enter work premises including construction sites. 

There are strict rules that must be complied with before a union official or other government officials eg Fair Work Inspectors, can enter a workplace.

They can’t just walz in under the guise of Work Place Health & Safety issues and start throwing their weight around.

To read your rights – go to – http://www.fairwork.gov.au/About-us/policies-and-guides/Fact-sheets/rights-and-obligations/right-of-entry

New Products and Suppliers

If you’d like to save some real money on lighting supply take a look at Ledtek Global – www.ledtekglobal.com

Feedback from electrical subbies is that these guys not only save you money on LED lights but also have quality products with great after sales service.

They have a great range and David Du is very helpful and can advise on styles and applications.

DID YOU KNOW?

LED lighting has been around since the 1960s but is just recently beginning to appear in the residential market.

LED lights

  • are more rugged and damage resistant than than compact fluorescents and incandescent bulbs.
  • don’t flicker
  • do not produce heat like incandescent bulbs
  • are very heat sensitive – excessive heat can reduce both light output and lifetime
  • last considerably longer than incandescent or fluorescent lighting
  • don’t typically burn out like traditional lighting but rather gradually decrease in light output
  • are resistant to thermal and vibrational shocks and perform well when subjected to frequent on-off cycling