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Strong and gusty winds in construction

12/09/2021

Employers and principal contractors must proactively manage the risks associated with high winds on construction sites, to reduce the risk of serious injuries and fatalities.

The risk

Construction sites can have varying levels of risk from strong or gusty winds, depending on the stage of the build, the associated plant...

Have your say on digital survey plans

09/09/2021

The Office of the Registrar General is seeking your feedback on the transition from paper survey plans to digital.

Digital survey plans will benefit industry through lower holding costs for property development. They will also allow property purchasers to settle on, and move into, their new homes sooner.

The proposed...

Home Building Compensation Fund – better support for builders support

07/09/2021
Who helps builders and contractors?

Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF). Home Owners Warranty. Home Warranty Insurance. Whichever term is used between builders and contractors it’s sure to result in an animated discussion. Tolerate it or loathe it, it’s a requirement for builders to obtain home building compensation (HBC) insurance before taking...

Member concessions update

07/09/2021
Member concessions for the month of August have been well received by our members, we will extend these savings throughout September and October.

Working at heights safety blitz

07/09/2021

SafeWork NSW has launched a state-wide working at heights safety blitz, aimed at reducing the number of heights-related fatalities and serious injuries in the construction industry. 

Falls from heights is the number one cause of fatalities on NSW construction sites, with most serious and fatal falls being from roofs, ladders...

No Fault COVID-19 Indemnity Scheme

03/09/2021

The Federal Government has finalised the details of a no fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme following extensive consultation with the peak medical, healthcare, business and insurance sectors, to ensure a comprehensive National Scheme.

The Scheme will provide Australians with quick access to compensation for COVID-19 claims related to the administration of a Therapeutic Goods...

Covid-19 economic support measures extended

02/09/2021

The Berejiklian Government today announced an additional $3.9 billion in funding, including $1.5 billion from the Commonwealth, as part of its COVID-19 economic support package providing ongoing assistance to businesses and individuals affected by current lockdown restrictions across the State.
 
This additional funding will extend the successful JobSaver program...

Cladding remediation program - Register your interest

24/08/2021

Hansen Yuncken is delighted to announce our appointment as Managing Contractor for the NSW Government’s cladding remediation program, Project Remediate. 

Registrations of Interest are now open for the following disciplines:
-    Building Investigation Contractor
-    Façade Consultant 
-    Surveyor
-    Fire Engineer 
-    Architectural Service
-    Structural Consultant
-    Superintendent...