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ACT and Southern NSW

Keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, insights and advice across your region.

ACT and Southern NSW

Keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, insights and advice across your region.

WorkSafe has issued a reminder to the construction industry that it is strictly enforcing the new laws requiring training for those working with crystalline silica containing materials.

The safety regulator recently issued 27 infringement notices for failing to ensure workers completed the required training, with fines totalling $128,400.

More broadly, businesses have a legal duty to manage the risks associated with crystalline silica in the workplace, which includes implementing appropriate control measures, ensuring workers understand and follow safety protocols, and establishing effective hazard identification and reporting mechanisms.

Managers should also consider the length of time workers are exposed to silica dust, how often they encounter it, and the intensity of exposure.

Members can read more about current laws and upcoming changes around engineered stone and other silica containing materials on the HIA website, find out when the next HIA course is available or visit WorkSafe ACT.

Greg Weller
Greg Weller
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ACT and Southern NSW

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19 Jul
Changes to Home Warranty Insurance in ACT

In June 2022, the ACT Government announced it was conducting a review of home warranty cover arrangements to ensure the cover offered remains contemporary and fit for purpose.

18 Jul
We are moving HIA QLD relocates to Newstead

After more than 25 years at our Queensland home base located in Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane, our Queensland team is on the move.

17 Jul
Federal Government responds to CFMEU allegations

Today, Tony Burke, Federal Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations has set out the Government’s response to the reported behaviour of the construction division of the CFMEU.

17 Jul
WA, QLD, SA set for an increase in detached home building

“Sales of new homes nationally increased by 15.7 per cent in the June quarter 2024 compared to the March quarter indicating that the number of homes commencing construction is set to increase later this year,” stated HIA Economist, Maurice Tapang.

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Stay up-to-date professionally and get handy information for your business by attending our networking events.

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Home of the Year

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CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

This qualification provides the essential skills required to gain a trade in carpentry, covering work in both residential and commercial applications.

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Asbestos Awareness

Gain a basic awareness of asbestos - where it may be found; its health hazards; and the safety control measures that should be applied to prevent exposure of workers and others.

25 Jul
NCC 2022: AS1684 Timber Framing Changes

Gain an overview and understanding of the changes to AS1684 Timber Framing Code.

26 Jul
Essential Elements of Roof Framing Trusses in South Australia

This course is designed to provide knowledge on the correct use and understanding of wall and roof framing plans specifically in South Australia.

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