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Work Safety Alert

             The purpose of this Work Safety Alert is to alert employers/ contractors and employees to the occurrences of serious or fatal work injuries and remind them of the relevant safety and health measures needed to be taken to prevent recurrence of the tragedy. You can browse the relevant Work Safety Alert by clicking on the individual item in the table below.  


Accident at Work

January 2018

Fall from Height while Installing Glass Panel at Skylight





This Work Safety Alert ("the Alert") is issued at the earliest possible opportunity after a serious accident with a view to drawing the attention of interested parties to the general safety precautionary measures necessary to protect people engaging in similar work activities. The material contained in the Alert constitutes general guidance only. It does not reduce, limit, or replace, any legal obligations upon any person to comply with any statutory duties under relevant legislation. Users such as Managers and Supervisors should make their own evaluation of the information contained in the Alert to determine if it can be applied to their own situations and practices. The Labour Department does NOT accept any responsibilities for any loss or damage resulting from the use of or failure to use of the information on the Alert.