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UpdatesNov 25, 2020

Alert issued after scaffold platform collapses

SafeWork SA has reminded operators to use or install void scaffolds to ensure that they meet the minimum specifications set out in Australian Standard 1576.1.

SafeWork SA has reminded operators to use or install void scaffolds to ensure that they meet the minimum specifications set out in Australian Standard 1576.1.

The safety alert follows an incident in September in which two workers at a residential construction site fell 3.6 metres to the ground after the stairwell void scaffold they were standing on collapsed. Both workers suffered injuries.

Preliminary investigations by the regulator suggest that:

SafeWork SA has published information on how to manage risks associated with stairwells, atriums and voids on its website.

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