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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

    Battery energy storage systems (BESS)

    Battery energy storage systems (BESS) for homes or small commercial buildings are a serious safety risk if incorrectly installed. Any business installing a BESS must make sure that their workers are safe.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Events (short-term fuel storage)

    Special events are often attended by many people and may be located in densely-populated areas so it is essential to manage risks from hazardous chemicals.

  • Environment; material

    Animal handling

    Farm animals can cause serious injury if not handled properly.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Safety with tyre fitting

    Any industry that uses heavy vehicles faces the risk of workers being injured while fitting tyres.

  • Electricity; environment; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Installation of solar panels

    The installation, testing, or maintenance of solar panels.

  • Hazardous chemicals; material

    Pesticides

    Pesticides are hazardous chemicals including herbicides, insecticides and fungicides that present a risk to health if precautions are not taken.

  • 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

    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.

  • Environment; material

    Infection risks from work with sewage

    Work with sewage, including untreated (raw) sewage, sludge, effluent water, grit, septic tank waste and biosolids, can expose workers to infection risks.