Electrical Safety – SafeWork NSW Blitz 2023

SafeWork NSW Inspectors are focused on an electrical compliance operation to increase the safety and awareness of electrical hazards on worksites. Contact with overhead and underground powerlines, unsafe or non-compliant wiring, and faulty or damaged equipment continue to seriously harm workers. Tragically a 35-year-old man was killed in Earlwood last

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What are Notifiable Incidents and what do you need to do?

Under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011, Businesses and Undertakings must notify their work health and safety regulator (SafeWork NSW) of certain ‘notifiable incidents’ at work. The WHS law requires the Person in Control of the Business or Undertaking (PCBU): To notify SafeWork NSW immediately after becoming aware

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HAZCHEM WHS legislation refers to dangerous goods by the term ‘hazardous chemicals’. Reducing exposure to hazardous chemicals at work is essential to creating a healthy, safe, and productive workplace and a key focus area in the SafeWork NSW Regulatory Priorities for 2023. Over the past four years, there have been

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Supervising Your Apprentice

Taking on an apprentice is an exciting opportunity for you. Not only will you contribute to the development of a future tradesperson but you will support the future of our industry. However, there are a number of supervisory responsibilities that are required of you. These responsibilities will ensure the health

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Closing Construction Sites for the holidays

We’re getting close to Christmas, which means a well-earned break from work. However, while taking some time off to spend with family and friends is a cause for celebration, having an accident on a closed work site is not. A holiday catastrophe could result from accidents or property damage caused

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Eye protection at work

Recently we have had an increase of eye injuries on site. Please be aware of the potential severity of eye injuries, which are “often perceived as only being minor.” In truth, the eye is much more likely to suffer permanent injury than a body part such as a finger because

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Apprentice suffers serious injury from drop saw misuse

**WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE IN BELOW ARTICLE** One of the most common hazards construction workers face is from saws. Saws can be used to cut a variety of materials such as wood, metal, and masonry. Whether working with a table saw, chainsaw or handheld power saw, these are incredibly powerful tools

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Small Business Safety Rebate

Are you a sole trader or own a small business in NSW? Are you interested in making your workplace safer? Engage with SafeWork NSW to learn about how to improve safety in your workplace! A SafeWork NSW rebate for safety solutions will help you. To be eligible for a rebate

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Worker Obligations

Workers have obligations under work health and safety laws. A worker is a person who carries out work in any capacity for a business or employer or ‘person conducting a business undertaking’ They can be: an employee a trainee, apprentice or work experience student a volunteer an outworker a contractor

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What is the “Yellow Card”?

The EWPA Operator Training Program or “Yellow Card” was created as the result of the EWPA working with industry, helping them to comply with the WHS/OHS/OSH Acts and regulation. This Yellow Card program was designed to ensure that the Yellow Card holder is trained in the safe use and operation

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School Leaver Apprenticeship Program

Thank you for your interest in our Master Builders Programs. By filling out this online form a Master Builders recruitment team member will respond within 48 hours.

Register Your Interest to Offer Work Experience Opportunities

Type of Work(Required)
Size of Company
Do you Currently Employ Apprentices(Required)
Have you had Work experience students in the past?(Required)
Reason for your interest in work experience placements?(Required)
Preferred Time of Year(Required)
Are You a Member of Master Builders Association?(Required)

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Master Builders Programs

Thank you for your interest in our Master Builders Programs. By filling out this online form a Master Builders recruitment team member will respond within 48 hours.


This document outlines the direct debit arrangements between Master Builders Association of NSW Pty Ltd, ABN 11 074 397 532 (MBANSW) and you.

MBANSW is the registered Group Training Organisation and Apprenticeship Services arm of Master Builders Association of New South Wales, ABN 96 550 042 906 (Master Builders)

“You”, “your” and “Host Employer” refer to you, your company and business nominated in the table below.

This document outlines the direct debit arrangements between MBANSW and you.

Direct Debit Terms and Conditions

  • Your nominated account or credit card will be debited weekly for hosting a MBAS or MBAS+ apprentice or trainee.
  • The first debit to your account will occur within 7 working days of the MBAS or MBAS+ apprentice or trainee commencing their placement with your business.
  • If an invoice payment is due on a non-business day, it will be debited from your account on the following business day.
  • Host Employer account information held by MBANSW will be kept confidential. Please note that some information is provided to the MBANSW financial institution to initiate the debit to your nominated account.
  • MBANSW will give you a minimum of 14 days’ notice in writing of changes to these Terms and Conditions.
  • If you wish to make changes to this arrangement, please contact MBANSW on (02) 8586 3533.

Your responsibility in this arrangement

  • Ensure that your nominated account can accept direct debits (your financial institution can confirm this).
  • Ensure there are sufficient cleared funds in the nominated account on the drawing date.
  • Advise MBANSW in writing if the nominated account is transferred or closed.

Please note that if your payment is dishonoured by your financial institution, a re-draw will take place within 7 days.

Any transaction fees payable by MBANSW in respect to a dishonoured payment will be added to your account.


Please direct all enquiries to MBAS (02) 8586 3533 or apprenticeship@mbansw.asn.au;

Please include your phone and email address.

I/We authorise MBANSW to arrange for funds to be debited from my/our nominated account at the financial institution identified below.

This authority to direct debit will remain in place in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.