Thursday, 30 August 2018 13:59

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The MTA WA’s Automotive Repairer Division has been campaigning to increase awareness surrounding the risks of handling, storing and installing flammable refrigerants.

To respond to the issue, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety have released the attached bulletin. There are severe risks associated with common “green” refrigerants, which employers have a legal responsibility for managing.

We’d urge all automotive repairers to read the bulletin. Many members may be unaware that use of flammable refrigerants in equipment for which it is not designed for (e.g. vehicles, domestic air conditioners, etc.), may invalidate business, car and home/contents insurance policies.

If you know of a workplace that is failing to safely manage flammable refrigerants, you can lodge a report below, through WorkSafe. It is everyone’s responsibility to reduce risks in the workplace.

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