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NSW releases containment netting fire safety alert

Posted on : Friday, 22 June 2018

SafeWork NSW has released a new safety alert on the fire hazards of containment netting, following a fire at a construction site in Sydney on 31 May when containment netting attached to scaffolding ignited.


The fire was the third incident this year where containment netting has caught fire at a construction or demolition site.


The safety alert outlines the duties of suppliers and principal contractors to manage the fire risks associated with containment netting, in the absence of a relevant Australian Standard.


Read the safety alert here.