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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; 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.

  • Electricity; environment; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Work at heights

    The work health and safety regulation sets out specific control measures that are required where there is a risk of a fall of at least three metres in housing construction work and two metres in other construction work.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Forklifts

    Forklift trucks refer to an industrial lift truck equipped with a vertically elevating load carriage frame.

  • Electricity

    Construction wiring

    Construction wiring is a term used for the electrical installation that supplies temporary power to a construction site.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Elevating work platforms

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

  • Electricity

    Electrical work in declared disasters

    This page has information about electrical work within a declared disaster situation, undertaking repair and reinstatement work within a declared disaster situation, volunteering and notifying availability.

  • Environment; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Manual tasks and noise

    Employers or self-employed people in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industry need to protect themselves and their workers from the risk of exposure to excessive noise and manual tasks.

  • Electricity

    Cathode protection systems

    Cathodic protection systems are complex and you need a consultant or fully trained person in the installation, operation and testing of these systems.

  • 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.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Safe handling when securing loads on trucks

    Workers risk traumatic injuries and musculoskeletal disorders when securing loads on trucks.

  • Hazardous chemicals; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Welding

    Find out how to manage the workplace risks associated with welding.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Load restraint devices to tension chains

    Load restraint devices to tension chains are commonly used in the transport industry.