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  1. Falls through skylights and plastic roof sheeting

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert reminds persons of the risks associated with working on roofs with skylights or plastic roof sheeting, as well as the actions required to ensure those risks are eliminated or minimised.

  2. Hot work

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert reminds people of the precautions required when carrying out hot work in the workplace, for example grinding, welding, oxy cutting or other processes which produce a flame or other ignition source.

  3. Unpacking glass sheets

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert reminds people who handle packs of glass sheets not to rely on the packaging to support the contents when the package is being lifted or opened.

  4. 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.

  5. Uncontrolled movement of vehicles

    Safety Alert

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.