13 October 2012Inspectors to check worksites are fair & productive in Rockhampton & Yeppoon

Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors will visit construction sites in Rockhampton and Yeppoon in the week beginning 15 October to educate workers and employees about their rights and obligations under workplace laws.

Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC) Chief Executive Leigh Johns said that, as the regulator of workplace laws in the construction industry, FWBC has an important role to ensure that people working in the industry are aware of their rights and obligations.

“Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors will be able to provide advice and assistance to people working in Rockhampton and Yeppoon’s construction industry that will help their workplaces to run more fairly and productively,” Mr Johns said.

“The FWBC’s website houses various educative tools and resources and we also have a hotline which operates seven days a week but there is nothing like face-to-face interaction which is why FWBC endeavours to get out to as many regional and suburban areas as possible.

“We are focused on providing the industry with the resources it needs to overcome problems and create higher functioning workplaces.”

Mr Johns said Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors will also assess compliance with the National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry.

“The National Code establishes minimum standards businesses must meet to tender for Government-funded construction projects,” Mr Johns said.

“Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors can help site owners in Rockhampton and Yeppoon to ensure their job complies with the Code, and provide advice and assistance to those who want to become Code-compliant.”

For further information about the National Code, see the FWBC website.