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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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  • Electricity

    Exclusion zones

    Contact with overhead or underground electric lines can have deadly consequences. Exclusion zones are the minimum safe distance from live power lines to reduce the risk of an electric shock.

  • Electricity

    Energised electrical parts

    Electrical work can put you at risk of contact with energised electrical parts. The risk of working near these parts can be as great as working on the parts themselves. Find out how to protect yourself and others from the risks.

  • Electricity

    Electrical arc flash

    De-energise equipment before starting any electrical work to prevent burns, injury and death caused by an electrical arc flash. If the job requires you to work live, control the risks and follow safe work procedures.

  • Electricity

    Working on metal water services

    Workers are at risk of severe or fatal electric shock when working on metal water services. Learn how to control electrical safety risks when working on metal water services and meet your legal and safety obligations.

  • Electricity

    Electrical safety in the construction industry

    Electrical hazards on construction sites can put workers at risk of injury or death. Learn how to control electrical risks on construction sites, fulfil your legal obligations, and keep yourself and others safe.

  • Electricity

    Battery energy storage systems (BESS)

    Battery energy storage systems (BESS) are using renewable energy to power more homes and businesses than ever before. If installed incorrectly or not safely commissioned, they pose serious safety risks. A BESS must be installed by a properly licenced electrician.

  • Electricity; environment; health and wellbeing; material; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Electrical safety in the rural industry

    Electrical incidents in the rural industry have often involved contact between machinery or irrigation pipes with overhead powerlines. Other causes of electrical incidents include general lack of electrical equipment maintenance and unauthorised electrical handy-work.

  • Electricity; environment

    Ceiling spaces

    There are serious electrical safety and other risks involved with working in ceiling spaces. It’s important to understand and manage these before entering a ceiling.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Elevating work platforms

    There are a number of hazards associated with elevating work platforms (fixed, adjustable and automated).

  • Electricity

    Registering cathodic protection systems

    Cathodic protection systems must be registered through the Electrical Safety Office (ESO) online cathodic protection registrations system.

  • Electricity

    Cathodic protection systems

    Learn about the risks associated with cathodic protection systems and how to manage those risks, meet legal requirements and protect workers from electrical injury.

  • Environment; hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Confined spaces

    Confined spaces that may be found on a construction site include some types of excavations or trenches, drainage or sewerage pipes, and crawl spaces.