Vic employers urged to secure worksites ahead of high winds

Thursday, 04 August, 2022

Vic employers urged to secure worksites ahead of high winds

WorkSafe Victoria has reminded Victorian employers to secure their worksites in the event of strong winds. The Bureau of Meteorology recently issued a severe weather warning regarding damaging to locally destructive winds across Central, South West, North Central and parts of East Gippsland, North East, West and South Gippsland and Wimmera Forecast Districts.

Dr Narelle Beer, Executive Director (Health and Safety) for WorkSafe Victoria, said employers must ensure workplaces are properly inspected and loose items are secured, as strong winds can turn unsecured objects into dangerous projectiles, including partly completed structures, roof sheets, scaffold planks, temporary fencing and unsecured tools.

“Loose objects must be removed or suitably secured so that they don’t blow away and become a danger to workers and the general public,” Beer said.

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