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14/04/2023 – Some useful information from WorkSafe WA

Clean-up after a Cyclone

Cyclones, storms and floods can be traumatic events for those involved and there is naturally a sense of urgency around clean-up activities. However, the most important part of a recovery operation is the well-being of workers, volunteers and the community – the last thing the community needs at this time is a serious or fatal injury. By being vigilant and maintaining safety during this difficult time, you can help reduce the risk of death, injury and illness to yourself, workers and others involved in the clean-up and repair effort.

Work health and safety laws apply to clean-up activities where paid work occurs, or where volunteers are working under the control of an organisation that includes paid work (e.g. volunteers organised by state or local government, or a not-for-profit organisation).

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Source Adapted from Storms and floods |