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Date PostedJuly 8, 2016

Beware Brittle/ Fragile Roofing

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WorkSafe WA is urging all employers to consider the hazards of working on or near brittle or fragile roofing materials.

WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch recently urged all employers to ensure they are operating in accordance with relevant regulations and code of practice.

Mr McCulloch went on to remind employers of the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 which include prescriptive requirements concerning working from heights. These requirements include indentifying fall hazards such as brittle or fragile roofing materials.

He also highlighted the importance of employers protecting workers from falls at workplaces.

 

Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/06/reminder-consider-hazards-brittle-fragile-roofing-materials/#.V37DRfl97IW

 

 

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