This video series aims to help supervisors and workers recognise common workplace hazards that have injured or killed people in Western Australia’s resources industry. Being able to correctly identify hazards is the first step towards reducing the risk of accidents in the workplace.
The set of three videos on “Raising the Issue” has a focus on rigging, dogging and lifting. Understanding the principles of centre of gravity, friction and tensile strength is important to knowing why particular work practices are safer than others.
Laboratory demonstrations, including slow-motion recordings, are used to illustrate the concepts being explored.