It’s a long way down and we know human beings don’t bounce and we know they lose their balance at times.

These wooden trestles are perfectly fine when used at ground level but we’ve got to wonder whether proper scaffolding wouldn’t be a safer option here?  Isn’t it legislated that trestles should not be used in applications over 4m? Even if a harness is being used (and we don’t know whether that’s the case or not) it’s going to hurt if there’s a fall and it’s going to hurt a lot.

Many thanks to the concerned member of the public who sent the pictures in.  They can also be seen here on the VOID website pages that depict other great examples of Occupational Health & Safety in South Australia.


  1. Admin:AM says:

    Update: I wanted to advise that I received a phone message from SafeWork SA today. Unfortunately I missed the call but the message was quite clear. SafeWork SA are looking for more information regarding the location of this site where these photos were taken. That is a very good thing indeed.

    Kudo’s to the staff at the department for showing a keen interest!

    We’ll follow this one through to see what happens and hopefully see a very different set up on this site in the next few days.

  2. The hairs on the back of my neck stood on end when I saw these photo’s. When are employers going to stop playing with their employees lives?
    I hope Safe Work SA find out who the culprits are and prosocute them to the full extent of the law.

  3. Admin:AM says:

    UPDATE: Just had word from someone that the ladders and trestles (depicted) have been taken down and removed from the above work site. Good stuff.

  4. Admin:AM says:

    Please check the News Item ‘DOES THIS LOOK FAMILIAR’ published on the 22nd September. Yes the trestles and ladders had been removed but … well, I’ll let you be the judge.

  5. StopthejobBob says:

    Please note the cladding went on over the weekend… very quickly… when few were looking…


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