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New Guide for managing the risks of working in heat released by SafeWork Australia

December 8 2017

Heat is a hazard in many Australian workplaces, whether work is performed indoors or outdoors, so the guide has been produced to help employers and workers stay safe.

People in control of the workplace, such as managers and supervisors, as well as workers, all have duties under work health and safety laws to manage risks to worker health and safety, such as those associated with working in heat.

The ‘Guide for managing the risks of working in heat‘ can be accessed on the Safe Work Australia website.

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Getaway Show features RoofClimb at Adelaide Oval

October 3 2018

Chanel Nine’s Getaway Show features the RIS designed RoofClimb at Adelaide Oval. Watch the Getaway story here.

Warning after two construction falls in less than 24 hours

August 17 2018

WorkSafe is urging employers in the construction industry to be aware of the serious risks when working from height following two serious incidents in the past 24 hours. A man in …

SEA Leads Industry Action on Preventing Workplace Fatalities from Dropped Objects

July 13 2018

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have developed a first-in-the-industry standard aimed at helping employers reduce the risk of dropped objects incidents in industrial and …

Fall from edge protection system

April 19 2018

In March 2018, a 19 year old worker sustained fracture injuries to both kneecaps, partially severed fingers on one hand and a severe laceration to his calf when he fell approximately …

Safety Alert: Falls through skylights and plastic roof sheeting

April 5 2018

Safework NSW has released a Safety Alert about Falls through skylights and plastic roof sheeting. This safety alert reminds persons of the risks associated with working on roofs with skylights or …

Worker killed in skylight fall

March 13 2018

n February 2018, a worker was killed after falling five metres onto a concrete floor. Early investigations indicate the worker was attending to a radio tower on the roof of a …