Safety Alert – Electric Shock

Electric Shock Incident Access, Egress and Emergency Procedures   Background An electrician was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition after receiving an electric shock whilst in the ceiling space of a King William Rd business at around 3:00pm on 29 September 2020. The Metropolitan Fire Service was required to cut through…

Safety Alert on Fragile Roofing

Mitigating the Risk of Falls Over the past several months in South Australia, there have been 3 falls from fragile roofing, one of those being a fatality. SafeWork SA has now issued a Safety Alert in relation to working on this type of roofing, to ensure people understand their responsibilities and requirements when it comes…

COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus Safety Alert Over the last week, it has been announced that South Australia has acquired new cases of Covid-19, especially among those under the age of 30.  This serves as a reminder that we must not be complacent, and we must all do what we can to stop the spread. The latest cases have…

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources   PEER takes the health, safety and working environment of its staff, apprentices, host employers and the wider community very seriously. While the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing daily, we can all do our part to help reduce the spread of the virus.   The government has announced a range of…

PEER’s Approach to COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update   PEER takes the health, safety and working environment of its staff, apprentices, host employers and the wider community very seriously.   As you will be aware, the situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing regularly. PEER is continuing to operate as usual and we are proactively monitoring the situation.   We…

SAFETY ALERT on Ladders

Recently we had an apprentice take a two-metre fall off a ladder, resulting in five facial fractures requiring surgery and some significant time off work.  The apprentice was very lucky because the fall could have easily resulted in a much more serious injury. Ladders can be hazardous if they are not correctly maintained and used.…

Vehicle towing capacities explained

Trailers are common tools used by most tradies and carry everything from: tools of the trade, materials for jobs, equipment including scissor lifts, and recreational equipment for those weekends away. What people don’t realise, is the significance of vehicle towing capacities and the requirements for towing trailers. Just because you have a vehicle with a…