WORKPLACE INJURIES / INCIDENT ALERTS FOR APRIL & MAY 2021
The below Serious Workplace Injuries / Incident Alerts for April-May (Embedded Content Extracts) were taken from WorkSafe QLD at https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au
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This safety alert highlights the risk of falls from diving tower structures and provides guidance on risk controls. It applies to parts of diving towers where there is a risk of someone falling onto a solid structure below. It does not apply to parts of diving towers directly above water.
In March 2021, a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell approximately six metres through a roof after walking on an old skylight panel that had previously been covered. It appears the void cover plate was held in place by pop rivets.
The purpose of this safety alert is to assist businesses in identifying fake (non-certified) respirators and highlight the risks associated with using them..