Safety alert issued over dangers of using pressurised canisters

NT WorkSafe has issued a safety alert to highlight the dangers of using pressurised canisters.

The safety alert comes after a Darwin refrigeration mechanic was injured in July when a flushing canister he was using to clean an air conditioning system over pressurised and ruptured.

Flushing canisters are primarily used by refrigeration and auto mechanics to service refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

The safety alert contains a number of actions employers and workers should take before using flushing canisters, or other hand held systems that incorporate a pressurised canister.

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Peter Chan
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