SafeWork NSW has released an update on Operation Scaff Safe, a safety blitz across construction sites in NSW to highlight the importance of safety when working from heights involving scaffolding:
Scaffolds are involved in many of these falls, with non-compliant scaffolds rating among the highest risks of harm.
- The scaffold was poorly erected, incomplete or had been altered to be unsafe.
- The scaffold was misused by workers e.g. standing on guard rails.
- The scaffold was assembled incorrectly, with the wrong parts, overloaded or altered by unlicensed workers.
- The scaffold was hit by mobile plant or vehicles, or snagged by a crane.