Safety Alerts

Safety Alert - 18M GMJ Elevated Work Platforms

There has been an incident in SA involving injuries to an employee that occurred as a result of a failure of an EWP.   Read More >

Warnings over lack of safeguards in China free trade deal vindicated following revelations of serious abuse

The Electrical Trades Union has lashed the Federal Government following revelations that seven Chinese workers — some of the first to come to Australia under the China Australia Free Trade Agreement — were exploited and paid a fraction of their legal entitlements. Read More >

ASBESTOS PRESENT IN ROBIN JOHNSON SWITCH ROOMS

This alert has been generated to ensure that all sites in Australia are aware of the risks associated with switch rooms supplied by a South Australian manufacturer, Robin Johnson Engineering Pty Ltd, which contain imported cement floor sheeting that contains asbestos. The Electrical Trades Union has been informed that there are 64 of these buildings across Australia.  Read More >

DANGER OF CRUSHING IN ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS

This alert has been generated to ensure that all sites in Australia are aware of the risks associated with the danger to workers of being crushed against structures, while manoeuvring raised mobile elevating work platforms (EWPs) and scissor lifts in around or near fixed structures. Read More >

ASBESTOS PRESENT IN ROBIN JOHNSON SWITCH ROOMS

This alert has been generated to ensure that all sites in Australia are aware of the risks associated with switch rooms supplied by a South Australian manufacturer, Robin Johnson Engineering Pty Ltd, which contain imported cement floor sheeting that contains asbestos. The Electrical Trades Union has been informed that there are 64 of these buildings across Australia.   Read More >

Maintenance for Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

This alert has been generated to ensure that all sites in Australia are aware of the risks of a recent incident where a Mobile Elevated work Platform was being used for pole maintenance and the operators experienced basket shudder. It was then observed on further inspection of the turret area that the main lift cylinder was not attached to the turret. (See picture on file dowload.) Read More >

National Safety Alert Number 1

This alert has been generated to ensure that all sites in Australia are aware of the risks associated with HV oil-insulated combined-fuse switches produced by Long & Crawford Manchester utilised within the electrical industry. A Long & Crawford HV combined-fuse switch exploded at the Morley Galleria Shopping Centre on 3 February, killing two persons and severely injuring two others. Read More >

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