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Feeling high on an EWP

According to its website WorkSafe is introducing a new safety initiative to raise awareness of the dangers associated with overhead structures when operating elevating work platforms (EWPs). This new initiative aims to increase operator awareness of the risks from overhead structures when operating EWPs with a short safety animation that can be accessed by scanning a QR code sticker located on the equipment. WorkSafe is encouraging businesses that own their own EWPs to order and place the QR sticker on their equipment to help increase their employees' awareness of the risk of striking overhead structures and power lines when they operate the EWP. For this to work employees should have smart

Pokemon NO GO on construction sites

It was bound to happen after so many near misses and hits on the streets, footpaths, parks and other public places, now the adepts of Pokemon GO have been warned off construction sites. According to an article in the West Australian newspaper the Mandurah Mail, WorkSafe have issued a warning to players of the worldwide phenomenon after receiving numerous complaints of users accessing construction sites to pursue Pokémon. The WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner, Mr McCulloch said “We’ve recently received information that Pokémon Go players have been illegally accessing sites to chase the virtual characters that pop up there”. He added: “Anyone who accesses construction sites without permi

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