Western Australia
Tue 27 February 2018

Scaffolding safety in Worksafe’s sights

WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues with scaffolding across the State.

The program will continue for the next eight months, and will involve a wide range of workplaces throughout Perth and regional areas of WA.

WorkSafe Director Chris Kirwin said the construction industry had one of the highest number of work-related deaths of all industries, and many of these were from falls from height.

“The injuries that result from falls from height can be severe, and long-term injuries bring with them all the direct and indirect costs of treatment and return to work plans, so it is definitely better to have a prevention plan in place,” Mr Kirwin said.

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