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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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  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Nail guns

    Like all power tools, nail guns can be dangerous. The power generated by a nail gun can drive a nail through human bone.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Tractors

    Tractors are an integral item of plant for agricultural, green keeping, gardening, landscaping and other activities.

  • Electricity; environment; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Installation of solar panels

    The installation, testing, or maintenance of solar panels.

  • Electricity

    Energised electrical parts

    Electrical work on an electrical installation or electrical equipment may pose a risk of inadvertent contact with adjacent energised parts.

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Hazardous chemicals in pipelines

    Because of the potential dangers posed by pipelines, various aspects of pipeline activity are regulated. Find out more about your responsibilities.

  • Electricity

    Voltmeter measurements for foil insulation

    Find out more about testing foil insulation for possible touch voltages.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Roll-over protection for rural mobile plant

    Rollover protective structures (ROPS) are life-saving devices that can prevent operators from being crushed when mobile plant rolls over.

  • 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

    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

    Mobile plant

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