Draining out hazards
The safety of plumbers while on the job is of high importance and state and federal laws are in place to ensure managers and employees aren’t putting themselves in risk.
Plumbers face myriad safety hazards everyday onsite and being prepared, trained and knowledgeable on the potential risks and how best to manage them is critical.
This is particularly important for electrical hazards from metallic pipes as electric shocks are risk for plumbers when they change water metres and other equipment in both residential and commercial buildings. The main contributing factor to this is a fault in the electrical supply that can cause metallic piping to essentially become ‘live’.
The recently published Plumbing Industry Guide to Safety 2020/21 by Pro-Visual Publishing in conjunction with Master Plumbers Australia and the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) Foundation gives industry professionals information on safety within the Plumbing Industry and includes topics on roles and responsibilities, PPE, working in confined spaces and drugs and alcohol.
By downloading the free Pro-Vis AR app, the guide becomes digitally interactive using augmented reality (AR). Using the app and scanning AR capable content, further resources can be accessed including videos and 3D models.