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Safe Work Month

October 2021 - time to highlight the importance of safety on all residential building sites and to help prevent the consequences of physical and emotional harm.

Safe Work Month

October 2021 - time to highlight the importance of safety on all residential building sites and to help prevent the consequences of physical and emotional harm.

Residential building sites are inherently hazardous workplaces, with staff and contractors working at heights, operating power tools, and lifting and manoeuvring heavy materials – which means for anyone running a business in the residential building industry, managing onsite safety is a huge part of your day-to-day responsibilities. It is not just about mitigating risks for your own staff; it’s also about protecting your contractors, clients and anyone else who visits your site.


Keep Our People Safe

“Keep our people safe” highlights the importance of taking a holistic approach to safety and allows activities aimed at both improving safety outcomes on site and improving the approach to safety across the industry.

  • Making onsite safety measures practical
  • Making safety part of doing business
  • Increasing awareness and education of the risks in residential building work

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Share your Story - Keep Our People Safe

Join the community and get involved in National Safe Work Month. Tell us your story on how safety is important to your business. Share a photo or video, put the spotlight your workplace, your colleagues, and tell us how you keep your people safe. Share this across your socials using #HIAsafetywins.


We are here to help - Keep Our People Safe

As our industry grows, the more important it will be to keep our workers focused on the importance of proper safety practices.

  • Mental Health
    People in the building industry unfortunately have a higher than average rate of mental health concerns. We can help you understand the signs of mental health conditions, to be there for your colleagues, and to seek support as early as possible.
  • Doing the Basics
    You may have heard from a sports coach growing up, ‘it’s just about getting the basics right’. The same can be said across the worksite. Although we know the residential building industry comes with its risks, complacency can happen which has meant the increase of physical injury rates on the worksite. The Common Sensei has been enlisted to help remind us that doing the basic techniques can help prevent serious injuries. Check out what the Common Sensei has to say.
  • HIA Can Help
    HIA can help your business implement sound workplace safety practices with its comprehensive package of safety systems, tools and advice. As an independent safety practitioner, HIA can perform risk assessments of your workplace and practices and help your business implement the safety systems it needs.


Enough is enough with ‘she’ll be right’ thinking

HIA understands the stigma surrounding mental health and is offering members the best tools to tackle this issue head on.

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Rushing on site can get you rushed to hospital

The Common Sensei is a mythical master of the worksite who appears when danger is near, giving young workers the wisdom of 1000 toolbox talks. Download the info pack.

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Are you going through a difficult time?

Use this simple checklist to find out if you have been affected by depression and anxiety during the past four weeks. The higher your score, the more likely you are to be experiencing depression and/or anxiety.

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Common sense is a skill we must master!

Determined to help reduce injury rate for your apprentices, The Common Sensei, aims to improve knowledge, awareness and ownership of workplace risks to the Gen Y and Gen Z demographics.

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Latest work safety information

Are you familiar with the latest industry updates to work safety practices?

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Free mental health coaching program

NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a free mental health coaching program offering flexible phone and video call support options for small business owners, so they can manage stress and improve their mental wellbeing.

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Join Australia’s largest national association for the residential building industry.

Gain access to a huge range of industry products and business services. All designed to help you manage, operate and grow your business.


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Have a question? We’re here to help

Put your mind at rest and speak to one of our industry experts, we’re confident that our extensive industry knowledge will cover whatever questions or issues you may have.

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