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Canberra childcare centres put on notice for safety breaches



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Safety breaches identified exposed wires and the unsafe storage of chemicals. Photo: File.

Childcare centres in Canberra have been put on notice after WorkSafe ACT issued 179 improvement notices and two prohibition notices for work health and safety breaches between November last year and March 2021.

The prohibition notices were issued due to safety risks from exposed wires on an electrical power board and a damaged lead on a vacuum cleaner.

Work Health and Safety Commissioner Jacqueline Agius said safety inspectors visited 45 childcare centres and issued the notices as part of a proactive campaign to improve worker safety at the centres.

“When our inspectors visited these centres, they found a range of work health and safety issues…

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