Builder fined over unsafe work practices

REGULATORS have swooped on a leading builder's Brisbane worksite issuing a raft of infringement notices over unsafe practices.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has fined McNab Constructions more than $4000 over its conduct at the Atrium retirement living project in Lutwyche.

According to the CFMEU, inspectors issued nine enforcement notices this week.

These include infringement notices relating to electrical safety and dangerous lifting, prohibition notices relating to formwork and unsafe crane use and a series of other improvement notices.

McNab HSE manager Michelle Rooney said: "We take safety very seriously and everything raised has already been closed out or in the process of being closed out.

"Our people are our greatest asset and their safety is our top priority, we pride ourselves on our safety record and strive to keep improving any way we can."

However, CFMEU assistant state secretary Jade Ingham said the conduct of the builder not only endangered the safety of workers and the general public, but also raised serious questions about the quality of the work being done.

"When you have infringement notices being issued by regulators that relate to critical project components like formwork potential investors would be within their rights to be asking serious questions about the structural integrity of the work," she said.