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.
Plant, equipment and vehicle
The erection, alteration, use and dismantling of scaffold exposes workers to the risk of a serious fall or being struck by falling objects, such as scaffold components, tools, or in the event of a collapse, the entire scaffold.
Working with soil and surface water, especially after high rainfall, can expose workers to melioidosis.
Hazardous chemicals; electricity; plant, equipment and vehicle
Licences are required for workers carrying out certain classes of high risk work.
Hazardous chemicals; electricity; environment; material; plant, equipment and vehicle
The purpose of a hazardous area classification (HAC) is to reduce the chance of an explosive/flammable atmosphere contacting an ignition source.
Hazardous chemicals; environment; material
Dust containing respirable crystalline silica (RCS) is created by certain processes when working with materials that contain silica. When breathed in, RCS exposure over time can cause fatal lung disease. Find out more about your legal obligations to manage RCS exposure and how to keep workers safe.