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Hazards index

Hazards are anything that can cause harm and every place of work has them. Understanding the hazards at your work can help you manage risks and keep workers safe and healthy.

This information will help you identify the hazards at your work and the steps you can take to reduce or remove risks for yourself and your workers.

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  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Abrasive blasting

    Abrasive blasting is used in a wide range of industries for many different purposes including the removal of rust, scale, paint, graffiti, mildew, and various forms of surface preparation.

  • Environment; material; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Demolition

    Demolition work includes any work to demolish, deconstruct or dismantle a structure, or part of a structure that is load-bearing or otherwise related to the physical integrity of the structure.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Mobile plant

    The operation of powered mobile plant at construction workplaces exposes workers to a range of risks to health and safety.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Cranes

    Cranes and mechanical lifting gear are used to handle excessively heavy loads and, as such, create the potential for serious injury or death.

  • Environment

    Asbestos

    Whether at work or home, exposure to asbestos fibres is very dangerous. Understanding the health and safety requirements for managing and removing asbestos will make your place of work safer for everyone.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Rim wheels

    A number of hazards can occur when servicing tyres on single-piece and multi-piece rim wheels involving handling pressurised systems.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Abandoned underground tanks

    Abandoned underground tanks and associated pipework are potentially dangerous and can cause explosions if they have not been made safe.

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Working with large quantities of hazardous chemicals

    Some places of work store, handle or use hazardous chemicals in large amounts. These places have specific work health and safety responsibilities and obligations.

  • Hazardous chemicals; electricity; plant, equipment and vehicle

    High risk work

    Licences are required for workers carrying out certain classes of high risk work.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Scaffolding

    The erection, alteration, use and dismantling of scaffold exposes workers to the risk of a serious fall or being struck by falling objects, such as scaffold components, tools, or in the event of a collapse, the entire scaffold.

  • Environment; material

    Melioidosis

    Working with soil and surface water, especially after high rainfall, can expose workers to melioidosis.

  • Electricity; environment

    Burns and scalds

    Burns are a serious injury that can be caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation or friction. The severity of burns is measured with four levels.