Worksafe White card
Dangerous time of year
Construction workers Worksafe white card alert. This is traditionally recognised as the beginning of the silly season and this correlates with the Australian construction industry.
Construction workers throughout Australia are at a higher risk of injury. Statistics show a higher rate of injury in the run towards the Christmas holiday. Worksafe Victoria has shown a spike in fatalities in the last 2 months of the year accounting for approximately 25% of fatalities in the last 10 years.
Employers and Workers should review worksafe white card training and safety procedures to counter the higher rate of injuries. It is already an extremely busy time with deadlines to be met and workers private life starting to interrupt work focus.
Stay focused and encourage sound safety procedures learnt in your white card training. Be sure that extra effort is made to ensure everyone gets home safely and no one is missing for Christmas.
Ensure all staff are appropriately trained in construction induction by completing the online course with 123whitecard.