Proper Ladder Usage Advice

Bunnings recently posted this helpful video with advice on how to use a ladder correctly. Although this seems like common sense, its always good to have a recap of what we should be doing.

 

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2 Men Assaulted a Construction Worker before Blaze Erupted at Melbourne Pub

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Source: SkyNews.com.au

As a fire erupted in Melbourne at a pub in the south, a construction worker was assaulted by 2 men at the site.

Police are treating the fire as suspicious and an arson chemist will be brought in to investigate.

A construction worker who arrived at the site is suspected to have disrupted the criminals who then assaulted the man. They were wearing balaclavas at the time. Shortly afterwards the fire broke out.

Source: http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/10/05/07/22/fire-engulfs-pub-in-south-melbourne

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Video Shows Office Building Construction

An office building construction time lapse video captures weeks of work in just a few minutes. It shows what goes into the laying of plumbing and electrical. It also shows what happens when gutters are installed.

 

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Australia Could Soon Have The Best Concrete Standards in the World

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International concrete standards aren’t sufficient to address problems such as premature deterioriation which is why changes have been proposed to the criteria for Australian concrete durability.

If the proposed changes are implemented, Australia would be the world leader in concrete standards with the development of more sustainable, longer-lasting construction materials.

Experts say in addition to establishing higher standards for concrete requirements, we also need to see an increase in the quality of construction practices.

Find out more at https://sourceable.net/australias-pioneering-push-longer-lasting-concrete/#

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Another ACT Builder Admits Blackmail by CFMEU Official

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Source: www.cfmeuvic.com.au

A former CFMEU official has pleaded not guilty to 2 counts of blackmail arising from allegations made during the Royal Commission hearings, with the latest allegations involving a Canberra builder who apparently paid off the official for peace on his work site.

The builder claims he was forced to pay $30,000 to the wife of the CFMEU official to avoid stop work orders being issued on his work site.

The builder says he paid the money because he was afraid of getting on the bad side of the union.  Read the full story here.

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