A number of separate incidents have occurred on the ACT’s worksites in recent times involving serious injury to several workers’ fingers. Some incidents have involved the use of power tools and others have involved placing hands in dangerous positions during various work activities.
In response to these incidents, WorkSafe ACT issued a Power tool and manual handling Safety Alert which includes safety tips on the safe operation of power tools and how to complete an appropriate task risk assessment to minimise the risk of injury.
ACT Work Safety Commissioner
Click here to view the Power tool and manual handling Safety Alert