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  • Incident alert

    Billboard workers overhead powerlines electric shock

    On 7 August 2017, two workers in an uninsulated elevating work platform contacted an 11 kV powerline with the six metre aluminium sail track they were reinstalling on a billboard. Both workers suffered a severe electrical shock and burns from contacting the high voltage lines.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Stability of stacked material

    The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risks associated with stacked materials and to ensure a safe system of work is followed.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Access hatches

    The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risks associated with removable access hatches.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Explosive conditions: grinding, cutting and welding (including pre-heating) from the inside or outside of confined spaces

    The purpose of this safety alert is to provide practical guidance to minimise health and safety risks associated with the danger of grinding, cutting and welding in, on and around confined spaces and compartments such as tanks, containers, vessels and other enclosed structures, which have contained flammable or combustible liquids.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Bi-fold horizontal workshop doors

    The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the potential risks associated with the use of horizontal industrial bi-fold doors and the requirements for inspection, maintenance and testing.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Truck mounted forklifts

    To alert all persons conducting a business or undertaking (whether as employer, self-employed person or worker), of the risk of failure of the "top mounting kit" when loading or unloading a Manitou forklift to and from the tray of trucks or trailers.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Non-compliant vehicle stands

    The purpose of this alert is to highlight the risks associated with using non-compliant vehicle stands.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Fire hazard of static electricity when handling flammable liquids

    The purpose of this safety alert is to inform people about the danger of igniting flammable liquids by static electricity and provide guidance on how to control static electricity when filling containers with flammable liquid at service stations.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Safe storage and transportation of gas cylinders in vehicles

    The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the potential dangers associated with the storage and transportation of flammable gas cylinders in confined spaces of vehicles.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Electrical risks to insulation installers

    The purpose of this safety alert is to inform people about the danger of installing insulation near electrical equipment in ceilings and provide guidance on how to control and identify a range of hazards found in ceilings.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Awning collapse

    The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risks associated with any awning that may collapse, and to raise awareness of the requirements for installing and maintaining awnings.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Pacific Roll Pac 16 tonne multi-tyred roller

    Workplace health and safety alert regarding moving plant (equipment or machinery), specifically multi-tyred rollers