Wed 20 Feb 2019
WorkSafe Launches Focus Campaign on Falling Objects
Over the last five years the construction industry has seen five lives lost whilst 721 construction workers have required workers compensation as a result of being injured by a falling object.
Below is information about Worksafe’s Falling Objects Focus Campaign, including links to supporting documents hosted on the WorkSafe website.
|Falling Objects Campaign|
|Focus Areas:||Supporting Documents:|
|• Common causes of objects falling
• Where objects often land
• Impact forces and deflections of a falling object
• Risk control measures– measures that prevent objects from falling in the first place are better than control measures effective after an object has fallen.
• Lifting equipment hazards e.g. worker’s being struck by loads that were being lifted, lowered or suspended.
|• Construction Safety Focus – Falling Objects|
For more information on Worksafe’s safety campaigns and programs, visit the Worksafe Victoria website: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/