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Paul, Bricklayer

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Paul is a bricklaying business owner operating out of Melbourne. He has been in the industry since leaving school over fourteen years ago.

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Paul spends a great deal of time at work onsite outdoors. His daily activities consist of: laying bricks, mixing mortar, cutting bricks, heavy lifting, manual labour, working with cement and lime. Paul states that hazards typical to his workplace include but are not limited to: broken bricks and rubble, mud and puddles, dust, loud noise, and chemicals. Paul considers his work environment safe and that safety is a serious matter on his sites, ‘’communication between all workers helps to ensure this’’. In addition to the hazards previously mentioned Paul made specific mention to working at different heights. Having recently overcome a back injury resulting from ‘’bad habits’’, Paul now approaches working at different heights in a way that is less strenuous and reduces the risk of injury. He kneels whenever possible and bends at the hips as opposed to hunching over. Paul adds that poor posture at work is systemic within the industry, and is just a case of ‘’bad working habits’’.

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Adam, Civil Engineer

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Adam is a Brisbane based civil engineer, dealing predominately with new residential developments both in Australia and worldwide.

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Adam is a senior civil engineer based in Brisbane; he has been in the industry for nearly 15 years. He is finds that his working conditions are to a good standard and are typical of a standard office environment. Daily activities include mostly desk based activities on the pc and attending meetings. Adam finds that he ''stiffens up'' and needs to move around after sitting for too long. Hazards typical to his workplace are but are not limited to slips, trips, falls, manual handling ‘’particularly after sitting down all day’’, eye strain, and repetitive stress injury (RSI). Adam explains that he feels safe at work, and that safety is taken very seriously.

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Brad, Health and Fitness Professional

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Brad is a Brisbane based Personal trainer and fitness instructor. He is considered an industry veteran with more than ten years experience.

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Brad is a health and fitness professional based in Brisbane city. He operates a personal training business out of a private studio, whilst conducting group fitness classes for a large franchised gym. Brad feels safe within the private studio environment; however, within the gym the perceived level of safety is dramatically reduced. The reason for this is that Brad feels the gym facilities are in urgent need of maintenance and repair. On the same line of thought if you are to compare both training environments the private studio will be a more controlled facility as opposed to a larger gym. Brad’s daily activities include: guiding clients through a structured resistance training program, or cardiovascular workout be it one on one or a small/large group in a safe and effective manner. The type of hazards Brad encounters on a daily basis include but are not limited to: Weights left on floor or on unattended machines, towels and other equipment left on the floor, medicine balls being thrown, people moving quickly around the room or studio be it in the group fitness environment or on the gym floor. Brad mentions because of the high volume of people within a gym at any particular time, people generally need to be more aware of their surroundings. Brad feels that safety is an important issue within the industries professional ranks. Brad obviously is very passionate about the Health and Fitness industry and he believes ‘’safety should be paramount in any fitness related environment, clients and members should feel safe whilst conducting their workouts’’. ‘’All spaces should be free of obstacles on the floor such as towels bottles weight plates Dumbbells etc’’.  And at the end of the day ‘’we as trainers are responsible for our clienteles well being whilst they are under our care’’.

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Matt, Truck Driver

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Matt is a Sydney based truck driver, specialising in heavy-combination trucks, hauling reinforcing steel used in all matters of construction projects.

 

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Matt spends his days at work delivering reinforcing steel to construction sites around the greater Sydney metropolitan area. He needs to unload product on arrival to construction sites using a vehicle mounted crane.

Matt helps to ensure his own safety and those around him by: performing daily vehicle/crane checks, using appropriate load restraints, adhering to site/company policies and procedures, wearing appropriate PPE. Hazards commonly experienced by Matt include but are not limited to: mechanical faults, traffic, pedestrians, weather, fatigue, power-lines, pits, unstable ground, services, site access, traffic management, site conditions changing such as when ‘’pallets are moved around whilst unloading preventing a safe site departure from the site’’.

Matt feels relatively safe whilst at work; he is proactive in managing his fatigue levels, and works within his own capabilities. In addition he feels that safety is a priority within his organisation, he never has been pressured to push the ‘’boundaries’’ legal and safety responsibilities. He has witnessed workplace injuries working in another company, and that now his only concern is essentially things out of his control such other motorists, and pedestrians.

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Corie, Construction Worker

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Corie is a construction worker, he works on major projects throughout Brisbane. Known for a relentless work ethic and easy going nature.

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Corie is a Brisbane based Construction labourer, he works extremely hard over sustained periods, this means long days and 6 day working weeks until a project has finished. The working conditions are generally good, however having a constant awareness of his surroundings is important. Daily activities carried out include: Steel fixing, dogging, traffic control, hoist driver, general labouring duties. This type of work is often repetitive and quite stressful on the body. The types of hazards Corie faces includes but are not limited to: fall from heights, slips trips falls, sun burn, excessive noise. Whilst working in a challenging environment Corie rates his workplace as safe. He adds that ‘’health and safety is very important, without the right safety procedures in place construction site hazards can result in death to the public and the workers’’.

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