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  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Devices for latching open fuel dispensing nozzle at a service station

    Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has become aware of a device being marketed to actively latch open a fuel nozzle. The product can be inserted into the nozzle handle during fuel filling operations to bypass the ‘dead man’s handle’ element of the bowser operation.

  • 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

    Safe systems of work when using vehicle lifting devices

    The purpose of this alert is to highlight the importance of safe systems of work when performing maintenance on plant, following a fatality that occurred when a worker was replacing parts on a vehicle lifting device.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Safe operation of container sidelifters

    The purpose of this alert is to inform all businesses and people who operate container sidelifters of the risk of injury when using this equipment to transfer a container from one vehicle to another.

  • 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