About Erection and dismantling, poured concrete form

This safety alert is published following an incident on a construction site where a form worker was killed by falling formwork. The worker was struck by one-half of a steel column shutter, which was left on a poured concrete column while the other side of the shutter was removed during the stripping operation.



The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 (OHS Regulation) requires employers to identify hazards, and assess and control risks at the workplace in consultation with their workers. It also requires principal contractors and subcontractors to provide, implement and maintain safe systems of work. In many cases, employers are required to develop and implement safe work method statements for hazardous construction tasks. The OHS Regulation also requires employers to ensure that the risks associated with falling objects are controlled by providing a safe means of raising, securing or lowering plant, materials and debris that may present a fall risk.

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