How safe is your workplace?
As an important part of WH&S legislation in Australia, all employers and self-employed persons must ensure their electrical equipment is made safe. The three most important reasons why you should have your electrical equipment inspected, tested and tag are:
- Remain compliant
- Secure your assets
- Protect your people
Could kids play in your workplace without hurting themselves? E ven though they don't use power tools, could they trip? Are there dangerous products? Are electrical covers damaged and wires exposed?
We see your workplace through a fresh set of eyes. Our team of experts are able to spot risks and hazards wich you've become accustomised to seeing. Put simply - complacency kills.
Group risk assessment and experienced assessors
Why is it important to have the same risk assessment done by multiple people? Different people see things differently: You want an assessment that gives you an objective view on the current status.
The team at ElectroTechnics will give you an unbias, comprehensive assessment of your workplace safety as it relates to your electrical plug-in 240V & 415V equipment and safety switches.
Tips for a safer workplace
Know your place of work. If you recognise the risks, it's easier to eliminate or reduce possible hazards.
Ergonomic furniture and an organised workplace.
Use lifting and carrying aids such as a wheelbarrow, forklift, cranes,...
Wear PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) e.g. earplugs, earmuffs, hard hat, safety goggles, gloves and / or full-face mask. Those elements can dramatically reduce your risk of injury.
Do not use alcohol or drugs as they are responsible for around three percent of workplace fatalities.
Have your workplace regularly tested and tagged. Numerous electrical accidents happen each year in Australia, many of which are sadly fatal.
Raise any concerns and know your rights. Inform the employer, or your manager about any risks and hazards. If you can't talk to your employer, contact organisations such as Safe Work Australia or the union.
Take care of your fire safety: make evacuation plans and update them on a regular basis, make a maintenance procedure for all fire suppressing systems and detection systems, provide training, etc.
Ensure your mobile phone policy prohibits the use of mobile phones whilst operating a vehicle or forklift.