NT WorkSafe recently released a safety alert highlighting the dangers of unauthorised people accessing residential construction and demolition sites.
The alert urged people with management or control of these sites to secure the sites to prevent such unauthorised access.
NT WorkSafe has received a number of notifications regarding unauthorised access to building sites including sites where construction activity has stopped for a long period of time, but the building is not yet complete.
Unauthorised visitors (especially children) accessing a residential construction site are not familiar with the hazards onsite that may expose them to a serious risk to health and safety.
Separately, NT WorkSafe inspectors conducting site visits have encountered issues with site security involving the use of temporary fencing to prevent unauthorised access to residential construction sites.
Some of the issues, which have made the fencing inadequate include:
The alert recommended a number of required actions: