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
On-site traffic management
You must manage the risk of collision and injuries when vehicles and powered mobile machinery and equipment operate in the same area as pedestrians.
Flammable and combustible liquids
Find out about how the Globally Harmonised System defines a flammable liquid and your responsibilities for storing and handling them.
Legionella risks from work with potting mix and compost
Legionella bacteria are found in the environment. Human infection is most commonly caused by Legionella pneumophila found in man-made water systems such as cooling towers and spas, and Legionella longbeachae found in potting mix and compost.
Controlling fire and explosion risks
Fire and explosion can have catastrophic consequences. You must control ignition sources such as naked lights, sparks and mobile phones where flammable atmospheres may exist.