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NSW launches new Scaffolding Industry Safety Standard

A united group of nine industry bodies have come together to tell those working in the construction industry to treat the current COVID-19 situation with the highest importance and adhere to all recommended safety procedures.

A new Scaffolding Industry Safety Standard for NSW has been launched, providing a clear guide to prevent scaffolding-related injuries and deaths.

The Safety Standard details practical management tools to principal contractors, scaffolders, engineers, and other parties involved in scaffolding work, ensuring best practice for the industry.

NSW Fair Trading Minister Eleni Petinos said the new standard is a critical step to ensuring everyone’s safety in the workplace.

“The Scaffolding Industry Safety Standard is an essential and comprehensive resource that provides practical guidance for those undertaking scaffolding work,” Petinos said.

“The Safety Standard complements the SafeWork NSW ‘Speak Up, Save Lives’ app, which allows for the anonymous reporting of workplace health and safety risks.

“Following the tragic death of Christopher Cassaniti just over three years ago, the NSW Government is seeking to ensure such a tragic incident never occurs again.”

A copy of the new Scaffolding Industry Safety Standard can be found on the SafeWork NSW website.

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