Safety alerts

If you're concerned about safety in your workplace you can speak to a WorkSafe health and safety advisor on 1800 136 089 or contact the 24 hour emergency line on 13 23 60 to report serious workplace injuries.

Hyperbaric Chambers

14 July 2016

This alert has been prepared in response to a serious incident that occurred earlier this year during the operation of a single person (monoplace) hyperbaric chamber.

Construction Focus - Preventing falls from height in building and construction

30 June 2016

Information for employers and employees about WorkSafe’s current safety focus in the construction industry regarding the prevention of falls from height.

Refueling portable equipment

1 June 2016

Alert on the risks of refueling portable equipment, such as petrol generators and demolition saws, and advice on controlling the risks.

Escalator and travelator void in-fills

24 May 2016

Alert to warn of the dangers associated with in-fill areas around escalators and travelators.

Working near slopes in quarries

1 May 2016

This alert highlights the risk of working near the crest and toes of slopes in quarries and provides advice on how to reduce the risk of slope failure.

Pressure testing of pipes

1 May 2016

Alert highlights the potential for explosions when pressure testing water or sewer pipes with high pressure air.

Working outdoors

1 May 2016

Alert highlights hazards associated with working outdoors and follows recent incidents including the death of an employee from a snake bite

Operating mine trucks

1 May 2016

This Alert highlights the danger to underground mine workers whilst operating mine trucks and provides solutions to reduce or eliminate associated risks

Maintenance and repair of commercial vehicles

20 January 2016

This Alert provides guidance about the risks associated with failing to repair or adequately repair defects in a commercial vehicle.

Working with submersible pumps on farms

20 January 2016

This alert highlights the risk of electrocution when operating or maintaining submersible pumps.

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