GEELONG REGIONAL CONSTRUCTION SAFETY GROUP (GRCSG) Key Points

Meeting 1 –  11 February 2019

  1. GRCSG NOW ESTABLISHED to serve our region with representatives from WorkSafe, commercial and domestic construction sectors, subcontractors, suppliers and hire companies.
  2. INFORMATION SHARING has now been enabled between employers, employees, subcontractors, employer organisations and WorkSafe.
  3. A “LESSONS LEARNT” PRESENTATION regarding EWP use is currently being prepared.
  4. CONSTRUCTION INDUCTION TRAINING (White Card) extent of acceptance in each state is under review.
  5. SECONDARY GUARDING ON EWP’S status of implementation is being widely researched.

Meeting 2 – 25 March 2019

  1. NEW GROUP MEMBER from Multi Skills Training, Graham Bowman was invited and accepted a position with the group in an ongoing role.
  2. SILICA DUST RISK discussion paper was tabled to the group for further discussion.
  3. SECONDARY GUARDING ON EWP’S is being progressively and proactively installed on Tutt Bryant existing EWP plant over the past 12 months ahead of “new design” based equipment.
  4. “LESSONS LEARNT” PRESENTATION 2nd draft due for submission by LC to WorkSafe for review.
  5. HALT “SAVE YOUR BACON” BREKKY will take place at Faggs’ Mitre 10 South Geelong store on a date to be advised.
  6. Group commenced discussion on supporting WorkSafe HEALTH AND SAFETY MONTH in October 2019.

Meeting 3 – 13 May 2019

  1. NEW GROUP MEMBER Signature Homes have accepted a position with the group giving the Domestic sector two representatives now.
  2. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY attention was given to Blue Hats (worker wellbeing), Incolink Health checks, and Government Law development on Industrial Manslaughter Legislation.
  3. Awareness to members of the INCOLINK regular publication of their “Onsite” magazine.
  4. Discussion on the recent WORKSAFE PRESENTATION “Mirrored Installation” at Westfield shopping centre press report.
  5. WORKSAFE HEALTH & SAFETY MONTH of October 2019 – Ideas are streaming forward as a focus for our group for an activity during the month.

GRCSG contact for information: Allan Pont 0447 506 839