Safety

Product Recall - Peters of Kensington—Safe-T Designer Fire Extinguishers

Safe-T Mini Designer Fire ExtinguisherA few days ago, "Product Safety Recalls Australia" published a product recall on a range of fire extinguishers sold by "Peters of Kensington" a retailer of a range of Homeware, Fashion, Travel and assorted products.

The 'Designer' fire extinguishers in question were available in the following designs: classic, textile, pop, tag, and exclusive.

Infinity electrical cable recall

On August 27, 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission published a product recall for Infinity electrical cables due to safety concerns.

Infinity cables were supplied in all states and territories, except the Northern Territory. The relevant periods of cable supply are:

  • 2010-2013, NSW
  • 2011-2013, ACT
  • 2012-2013, VIC, Qld, SA & WA
  • 2013, TAS

According to the ACCC, the cables don’t pose an immediate safety threat, however testing has found that the cables will degrade prematurely and if they are disturbed, the insulation could break and expose live conductors, resulting in possible electric shock or fires.

Worksafe Alert: Storing gas cylinders in vehicles

While researching minor changes to our company Occupational Health & Safety Policy, I came across an alert published by WorkSafe Victoria on the dangers of storing gas cylinders in vehicles.

Background
Workers have died or sustained serious injuries after their work vehicles exploded. These explosions occurred when gas from leaking portable gas cylinders ignited inside the vehicles. In many cases, the ignition source was the vehicle’s electrical system.

Auditor General Review: Compliance with Building Permits

Each year, the Victorian Auditor-General presents to Parliament an annual plan, which describes the proposed work program for the coming year.

Battery Safety

  • Keep metal tools and jewelry away from the battery.
  • Inspect for defective cables, loose connections, corroded cable connectors or battery terminals, cracked cases or covers, loose hold-down clamps and deformed or loosed terminal posts.
  • Replace worn or unserviceable parts.