WorkSafe ACT issued 154 notices and closed three worksites in Taylor and Throsby for breaches, including COVID non-compliance on Tuesday and Thursday.
About half of the notices were issued for COVID breaches.
The three worksites shut down were inspected in Throsby on Thursday. It is unclear why they were shut down. Seven teams of WorkSafe ACT inspectors visited 38 sites in the suburb, issuing six prohibition notices and 67 improvement notices.
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On Tuesday, five teams of inspectors visited 43 sites in Taylor. They issued 14 prohibition notices and 67 improvement notices.
WorkSafe ACT said they would be issuing on the spot fines for COVID non-compliance from next week.
Work Health and Safety Commissioner Jacqueline Agius visited sites in Throsby.
"We continue to see non-compliance in this sector. And it's not just COVID non-compliance; around 50% of the notices issued during this campaign are for not managing work health and safety risks," she said.
"We continue to see common risks that are not being managed. COVID compliance is in addition to duties for protecting health and safety of workers, not a substitute for it. To continually see these risks across the sector is unacceptable."
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While half of breaches were due to COVID-19 non-compliance, WorkSafe also reported a lack of safety management on many sites.
Prohibition notices were handed for safety issues including not managing the risks of falling from heights; and unsafe scaffolding and electrical equipment.
WorkSafe administered notices for reasons including inadequate housekeeping, site security and amenities, untested electrical equipment; and not managing the risks of slips, trips and falls.
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