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  • More Work Needed to Reduce Work-Related Fatalities in 2019-20

    More Work Needed to Reduce Work-Related Fatalities in 2019-20

    Safe Work Australia has released an update featuring new data on work-related fatalities. Although numbers are down, the industries involved and causes are still the same.

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  • SafeSmart Brings Roar to a Hush at Newcastle V8 Supercars

    SafeSmart Brings Roar to a Hush at Newcastle V8 Supercars

    SafeSmart are on the road again to bring noise attenuation to the Newcastle CBD for the V8 Supercars Newcastle 500. See what SafeSmart did for iEDM for trackside harmony.

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  • Hutchinson’s Debris Danger Dealt With

    Hutchinson’s Debris Danger Dealt With

    Whilst working on the Castle Residences project on Castlereagh Street Sydney, contractors Hutchinson Builders’ workers were working on formwork decks just below street level when an unusual hazard was identified.

    Since the demolition of the previous building to occupy the block, the wall of a neighbouring building, previously attached to the old building, was suffering from minor surface-level damage to the substrate. Falling sandstone debris presented a danger until SafeSmart stepped in.

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  • GM Takes Metropolitan Hotel Scaffold Design to Infinity

    GM Takes Metropolitan Hotel Scaffold Design to Infinity

    The Metropolitan Hotel, on the corner of George and Bridge Streets in Sydney, thought to have been built around 1876, recently underwent a refurbishment to refresh gaming areas, bar areas and the rooftop terrace.

    Consistent with the architecture of the era, the building’s north west corner is curved. With a normal scaff system, walkways that can only be joined at 90-degree angles create a gap between the platform and the building, and consequently a tripping and fall hazard. Infinitiy looked to GM Scaffolding for a system built with Proscaf to protect the building as well as keep the project on schedule. See how they did it.

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  • Innovative Scaffold Bridge Keeps Hyde Park Running

    Innovative Scaffold Bridge Keeps Hyde Park Running

    On the Hyde Park leg of the 2019 Sydney Running Festival, organisers faced the need for accommodating over-road race access across Park Street.

    They engaged with Baulkham Hills scaffolding company GM Scaffolding for a bridge design that could simultaneously take the weight of several runners as well as support crew and camera motorcycles. And the bridge needed to span the wide road clearly without any angled underside support structures that would hamper the flow of vehicular traffic below.

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