Following SafetyCulture’s story on the surprise raid conducted by WorkSafe ACT on Wednesday on a building site in Canberra’s city centre, the safety watchdog has again been called to the site yesterday morning after a report of a large piece of gyprock being thrown from one of the balconies in front of a passing car on Parkes Way.
Site management has been issued with an order to investigate the incident and report back to the safety watchdog.
Work safety commissioner Mark McCabe says it was lucky nobody was killed.
“I think it goes to the whole culture of that site, that site is a mess,” he said.
“If you’ve ever driven past that site, the traffic management going past the site is poor.
“When you walk onto that site there is stuff everywhere.
“The attitude on that site, the culture on that site, is appalling.”
The site has been dubbed a red flag site by the work safety watchdog because of ongoing safety issues.
On Wednesday WorkSafe ACT conducted a surprise raid on the site, finding multiple safety concerns.