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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

    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 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.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Securing loads on trucks

    This page has guidance on how to secure loads on trucks safely.

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Ammonium nitrate

    Ammonium nitrate is a hazardous chemical that has many grades and is used in fertiliser and explosives products because of its unique properties. Find out more about its hazards and safe management.

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Major Hazard Facilities (MHF)

    Major Hazard Facilities (MHFs) are locations such as oil refineries, chemical plants and large fuel and chemical storage sites where large quantities of hazardous materials are stored, handled or processed.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Tractors

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

  • 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; material

    Pesticides

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

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Carcinogens

    Some hazardous chemicals, called carcinogens, may cause cancer. Carcinogens can be found in a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, scientific research and healthcare.

  • 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.