House construction

Injuries to construction workers on smaller building projects have reduced in recent years. However, a number of serious issues continue to affect these workers.

The house construction industry action plan and summary plan outline the safety trends and high risk issues in more detail.

If you work in housing construction, keep your workers and others safe.

1. Hazardous and heavy lifting

Manual tasks and moving objects are the cause of many injuries on house construction sites. 

Overexertion in lifting is the most common and costly manual handling injury, while poor housekeeping and congested walkways are also commonplace on many house construction sites.

Solutions to help your business

The short video below of a house construction demonstration build shows how easy it is to prevent injury to your workers by planning ahead and using some simple solutions.