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WorkSafe inspectors will visit pubs, taverns and bars across Perth and regional Western Australia (WA) looking for anything but a drink in the 2016/17 financial year.

WorkSafe statistics for this industry sector indicate that an average of 131 lost-time injuries are recorded annually, with 99 requiring workers to be off work for five or more days. Of these, 27 require workers to be off work for 60 days or more. Workers aged 25-34 sustain the most injuries in this sector, followed by workers aged 20-24.

Inspectors will be on the look out for a number of potential risks during their visits to WA watering holes, including: forklifts; electricity; falls from height; hazardous substances; machinery guarding; slips, trips and falls; manual handling; cuts; burns; violence and aggression; beverage gas; safe movement of vehicles through drive-throughs; communicable diseases; and first aid for burn injuries.

For more details, visit the inspection campaign.


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