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Does Every Construction Site Need A Working At Height Permit?

In the construction industry, working at height is a common but hazardous task, necessitating strict safety protocols to protect workers. In Australia, and particularly within New South Wales (NSW), regulations around working at height are stringent, often raising questions about the necessity of a working-at-height permit for every construction site. This article explores the circumstances under which such a permit is required and provides guidance for construction professionals.
Understanding Working At Height Regulations

How To Create A Construction Site Security Plan

Securing a construction site is paramount to ensuring the safety of workers, protecting assets, and mitigating potential risks associated with theft, vandalism, and unauthorised access. In the dynamic and often unpredictable environment of construction, a well-crafted security plan is essential. This guide, informed by SSTC’s expertise, outlines the steps necessary to develop an effective construction site security plan in the Australian context.
Assessing the Site and Identifying Risks

What Are The Requirements of A Risk Assessment in Construction

In the construction industry, risk assessment plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of workers and the general public, as well as the smooth operation of projects. Site Security & Traffic Control (SSTC) emphasises the importance of comprehensive risk assessments to manage and mitigate potential hazards effectively. This article outlines the key requirements of a risk assessment in the construction sector, adhering to Australian standards and practices.
Identifying Hazards

The Role Of A Construction Liason Officer

In the dynamic world of construction, the role of a Construction Liaison Officer (CLO) is pivotal. Acting as the bridge between various stakeholders, the CLO ensures seamless communication and effective management of expectations. Their role is crucial in projects where multiple parties, including contractors, clients, and community members, are involved.
Communication and Coordination

What do Mobile Security Patrols Do?

Mobile security patrols serve as a dynamic and flexible solution to ensure the safety and security of various sites, including construction sites, commercial properties, and public spaces. Mobile patrols play a crucial role in Australia, where maintaining security is paramount. They offer a range of services that contribute to the overall safety and orderliness of an area.

Deterrent to Criminal Activities

What Traffic Control Equipment Is Effective?

Managing traffic flow efficiently and safely is vital, particularly in bustling metropolitan areas like Sydney. Effective traffic control hinges on utilising the right equipment to ensure the safety of workers, pedestrians, and drivers. Let's delve into the range of traffic control equipment that has proven to be effective in various scenarios.
1. Traffic Cones and Barrels

Where To Use Non-Destructive Digging

As the construction industry advances, there is a consistent shift towards more efficient, safer, and environmentally conscious excavation methods. One such method that stands out is non-destructive digging (NDD). But where exactly should one utilise this innovative digging technique? In this article, we'll explore the various scenarios where NDD proves to be the best choice.

What is Non-Destructive Digging (NDD)?

Is There any Special Training Involved for a Traffic Control Services Staff?

Navigating the roads of today requires a keen understanding of traffic rules and regulations. But, ensuring that vehicular and pedestrian traffic moves smoothly and safely isn’t just a task for drivers and pedestrians. Behind the scenes, Traffic Control Services Staff play a pivotal role. One might ask: do these professionals undergo any special training? Let's dive into the world of traffic management and the training involved.

When Do You Need A Confined Space Management Spotter?

Confined spaces are more common in industrial environments than you may think. They are not necessarily small, but they are usually enclosed or partially enclosed areas that are not designed or intended for continuous human occupancy. Examples could be tanks, pits, pipes, ducts, and silos. What makes them hazardous is their potential for harmful atmospheric conditions, including unsafe oxygen levels, flammable substances, or toxic gases.


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