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Safety At Roadside Incidents

June 1, 2007
Last month the Union wrote to the Department seeking action to further enhance our members safety whilst working on roadways. The issue was raised by members in the Illawarra Sub Branch concerned with the excessive speed of motorists in and […]
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All 3m Afff Banned

March 29, 2007
All members are instructed not to use 3M AFFF foam concentrate either carried on your appliance or in your station’s store. If you have any doubt about the type of foam you are being asked to use you and your […]
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Dunheved On The Move, Is The Department Coming With Us?

February 2, 2007
Dunheved Fire Station will be closed either with the consent of the Department or without it after the Union’s State Committee of Management (SCOM) decided to ban firefighters from working at the station in the near future.
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Skyjet Boom Failure

November 3, 1997
On Monday, 20th October 1997, at approximately 1200 hours, No. 20 stn Hurstville, “C” Platoon was involved in a demonstration at Kingsgrove Public School. The demonstration was being conducted using No. 106 Skyjet.  During the demonstration the boom was fully […]
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Ohs Representatives Meeting

October 8, 1996
Re: Meeting of OH&S Committee Employee Representatives The Union is holding a meeting of employee representatives on OH&S committees;
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New Oh&s Regulations

July 23, 1996
Two new Regulations under the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983, have recently come into effect.  These regulations have direct bearing on two areas of concern to firefighters, namely hazardous substances and noise exposure.
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Oh&s Annual Station Inspection Forms Banned

June 27, 1996
Numerous concerns have been raised by members on the Department’s requirement to fill in its recent ‘OH&S Annual Station Inspection Form’. Accordingly the Union instructs all members to withhold completion of these forms until such time as the Department provides […]
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Oh&s Committee Elections

November 15, 1995
Your Union “How To Vote” Members would be aware that following Union industrial action, agreement from the Department was finally reached to establish seven OH&S Committees, including a Central Committee.
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