Work Health & Safety


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Project Displaying Technical Difficulty

Manteena Commercial & Brema Group
Currong Apartments Demolition

The Currong Apartments was one of Canberra's largest demolitions to date and consisted of three L-shaped buildings each 8 stories high. It included the removal of friable asbestos which required each worker to wear asbestos suits, masks, gloves and glasses with the need to decontaminate before exiting the site.


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Civil

Woden Contractors
Majura Link Road Construction Stage 2

The Project included the construction of a new road linking the Majura Parkway to Meddhung Road, and required significant traffic management to allow the tie in to the existing roads.


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Commercial

GEOCON
Infinity by GEOCON

Innovations in work health and safety at Infinity include GEOCON’s lifting and sliding guidelines, warning sirens for pre-cast installation, emergency floor stencils, extreme heat measures, video site induction, concrete chicanes for pedestrians, check point alert system, across site safety and first aid, to name a few.


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Residential

Shaw Building Group
Demolition of "Mr. Fluffy" Houses

Mr Fluffy is the name of a company that installed loose fill asbestos insulation in Canberra homes in the 1960s and 1970s, primarily into roof spaces and wall cavities. The ACT Government conducted a 'cleanup' of these houses between 1989 and 1993. The cleanup proved to be ineffective in that residual asbestos was subsequently found in dwellings previously thought to have been fully 'cleaned'.


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Targeted Risk Management System

Canberra Contractors
Throsby Stage 2 Residential Estate

This project involved the amelioration of open space and verge topsoil by the application of lime and gypsum. Bulk hand application presented significant safety concerns for workers around heat stress, manual handling, onsite safety and environmental air quality.