WorkSafe seminars to help Victoria’s construction industry better understand the hazards of working with concrete panels will be held during June and July.
The director of WorkSafe’s Construction and Utilities division, Geoff Thomas, said sessions already held around the state had helped people better understand the hazards of this common building component.
“There have been a number of deaths and serious incidents associated with concrete panels in recent years. A man died at Pakenham in March last year when a panel fell on him.
“There is no room for compromise when dealing with something weighing many tonnes and with the capacity to fall.
“People who design, manufacture, transport and erect concrete panels must know what to do and not just rely on instinct, experience or ‘hope for the best’ to ensure everything goes well.”
The seminars cover:
- WorkSafe’s concrete panel safety campaign
- Safe erection of concrete panels
- Engineering aspects of manufacturing and erecting pre-cast and tilt-up concrete panels.
Full details and booking information can be found on WorkSafe’s website.