Safety Alerts

Alerts Date Issued
Ride failure highlights the need for rigorous inspection and testing of amusement rides 24 June 2019
Serious crush injury highlights failure of safety in building and plant design 15 May 2019
Hazards of using load skates 15 May 2019
Asbestos in insulation component of battery-operated bee smokers 17 April 2019
Safe use of tractors fitted with a trailing turf mower 01 March 2019
Electrical safety risks in ceiling spaces 19 December 2018
Asbestos in Bunsen burner gauze mats 30 November 2018
Managing the risk of sea snake bites in the fishing and aquaculture industry 21 November 2018
Crane owners, operators urged to conduct safety checks 14 September 2018
Transportation risk of horizontally mounted fire extinguishers on plant and equipment 20 August 2018
Safe Access/Egress to Marine Vessels in Port 01 August 2018
Minimum safety clearance distance and exclusion zones for display fireworks 23 May 2018
Risk of fire in old power factor correction assemblies 23 April 2018
Using back-up generators with Solar PV installations 28 March 2018
Emergency plans and aftermath 21 March 2018
Burnout competitions 27 September 2017
Use of 240 volt submersible pumps 18 July 2017
Managing marine infections in the fishing and aquaculture industry 12 July 2017
Commercial transport of recalled Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile phones 21 December 2016
Maintenance and risk management of large trees and palms 04 October 2016
Flood damage – Alice Springs 21 June 2016
Support of mobile plant on outriggers 15 February 2016
Use of saw blades on angle grinders 07 January 2016
Unauthorised access to work areas 18 December 2015
Asbestos in mineral kits 09 November 2015
Wood chipper– Leg amputation 19 October 2015
Safe storage of aerosol spray cans 05 October 2015
Safe unloading of sheet material 05 October 2015
Fire risk in older model Polycom conference phone 09 July 2015
Electrocution risk for home DIY repairs 20 April 2015
Safety warning on portable butane gas cookers 19 March 2015
Safe use of portable ramps when working on motor vehicles 19 December 2014
Fireworks pyrotechnician injured 18 December 2014
Working under heavy vehicles 04 November 2014
Gas appliance flue terminal requirements for recreational vehicles (RV) with annexes 01 September 2014
Solar panel DC isolator fire risk 14 May 2014
Working under elevated vehicles 04 April 2014
Non-compliant plywood sold for formwork use 21 January 2014
Electrical power tools onboard fishing vessels 14 January 2014
Securing worksites against storm activity 13 November 2013
Electric shock hazards associated with excessive sweating whilst using mains powered tools 21 August 2013
Preventing contact or entanglement with machinery or plant with moving parts 20 August 2013
Bromic stainless steel flexible pigtail 18 June 2013
Carbon Monoxide dangers of using portable generators 22 February 2013
Securing raised tilt cabs 18 February 2013
Using mobile cranes in ‘pick and carry’ operations 05 February 2013
Hose whip on concrete pumps 10 January 2013
Haulotte elevating work platform (EWP) failure 08 January 2013
Storing gas cylinders in vehicles 03 May 2012
Management of loose bulk loads 16 December 2011
Controlling risks associated with workers accessing mezzanine floors 08 December 2011
Christmas lights - electrical safety 08 December 2011
Working near energised high voltage cables 15 November 2011
Handling and storage of sheet glass 15 November 2011
Heavy vehicle driver fatigue (micro-sleep) 23 September 2011
Vehicle and other mobile plant fires 14 July 2011
Work at height – vertical rope rescue training 05 May 2011
Fall risk through fragile roofs 16 March 2011
Working with energised electrical lines 17 January 2011
Safe use of tractors 23 December 2010
Working at height around live electrical installations 26 November 2010
Incorrect installation of thermal insulation around electrical equipment and accessories 21 October 2009
Collapse of precast concrete elements stored in fabricated racking 09 March 2009
Collapse of precast concrete elements stored in fabricated racking 09 March 2009