10 October 2019


Collapse of Steel Framework – Safety Alert

Recently a large completed section of steel formwork collapsed at a Geocon project.The reo was placed onto certified trestles, however a number of major deficiencies contributed to the collapse.

In response to this incident WorkSafe ACT in collaboration with Geocon has issued a Collapse of Steel Formwork Safety Alert to highlight the danger when safe systems of work are not adhered to when loading materials onto steel formwork.

Greg Jones
ACT Work Safety Commissioner



Chris Baseden with his daughter Lauren Baseden, the 2019 CITC Outstanding Graduating Apprentice and Minister Suzanne Orr displaying all Laurens Awards. 

The CITC would like to congratulate Lauren Baseden for taken out the Outstanding Graduating Apprentice Award last Thursday at the CITC Outstanding Graduating Apprentice Awards held at the Hellenic Club.

Additionally, Lauren won the Outstanding Electrical Apprentice Award and the Outstanding Waman in a Non-traditional Trade Award.

Lauren is a graduating Electrical Apprentice employed by 5 Star Electrical.

Over 300 people attended these Awards and it was great to see so many of our industry Apprentices being recognised for their outstanding contribution to their trades and the construction industry.

It was also pleasing to see our Chief Minister Mr Andrew Barr, MLA joined by the Territories newest Minister Ms Suzanne Orr MLA to share our industries Outstanding Apprentices achievements.

Please note that we will have a Special Addition of this Event by the end of the week.


Over 200 people attended the WorkSafe ACT Breakfast at the Ainslie Football Club last Friday.

This significant breakfast focused on mental health and those that attended heard some excellent presentations:

  1. Dr Elizabeth Moore, Coordinator General, Office of Mental Health, informing guests of the ACT Government priorities and action plan.
  • Greg Jones speaking about the Role of the Regulator.
  • Paul Knight, from Beyond Blue, sharing his personal experience in dealing with mental health with the audience.
  • Alexis Wray informing the audience on the obligations of employers in the workplace.

Alexis Wray will be providing a number of information sessions and I suggest that you watch the WorkSafe website for dates and venues and we will also be sending out emails as a reminder.  Please make sure that you register early, as like this breakfast, they are usually fully subscribed, and you may miss out.

Part of the large audience at the WorkSafe ACT Mental Health Breakfast

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