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  1. Electrical hazards when working in ceiling spaces

    Safety Alert

    This alert reminds both electrical and non-electrical workers of the risks of electric shock when entering ceiling spaces of properties. Electric shock arising from contact with damaged or exposed energised (live) wiring or equipment could lead to serious injury or death.

  2. Uncontrolled movement of vehicles

    Safety Alert

    This alert reminds persons working with vehicles of the risks associated with the uncontrolled movement of vehicles.

  3. Recall of unsafe gas filters which can be attached to shigematsu respirator masks used in workplaces

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert advises workplaces that the gas filters with the product name CA-ABEK1 and Freeflow STS ABEK 1 which can be attached to the Shigematsu respirator mask, such as models FS01, CF01, CX01, RS01 and RX01 have been recalled by the Japanese manufacturer Shigematsu Works Co Ltd, also known as STS.

  4. LPG cylinders should not be stored or used inside commercial kitchens

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert advises NSW workplaces not to store or use LPG cylinders located inside commercial kitchens. LPG appliances should only be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

  5. Removal of unsafe emergency escape breathing devices from vehicles and workplaces

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert advises workplaces and the transport industry that the HFZY30 EEBD self-rescue respirator does not meet Australian Standard ‘AS/NZS 1716 Respiratory protection devices’ requirements and should be removed immediately from all workplaces, including from road transport vehicles.

  6. Dangers from masonry walls on construction or demolition sites

    Safety Alert

    Inadequately secured masonry brick or block walls expose workers and members of the public to a risk of death or serious injury.

  7. Pressure cleaning of asbestos roofs

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert reminds you never to use high-pressure water blasters or compressed air to clean asbestos roofs.

  8. Rider restraints on hurricane style amusement device

    Safety Alert

    In January 2017, the handle of a secondary locking device on a “Hurricane” amusement device came free and struck a member of the public attending a regional carnival in NSW.

  9. Chemical spills

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert highlights the severe skin burns that can be caused to workers from caustic chemicals used in restaurants and cafés

  10. Commercial transport of recalled Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile phones

    Safety Alert

    This alert highlights potential risks associated with the commercial transport of recalled Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile phones containing defective lithium ion batteries. It details how the goods must be packed, labelled and transported.