A RISKY BUSI­NESS

STAY SAFE TO STAY ON THE JOB

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - TRADES + SERVICES - Re­becca Isaacs

WE have all heard the dis­as­ter sto­ries: roofs col­laps­ing, pipes burst­ing, elec­tri­cal fires.

Big risks are a re­al­ity for tradies but it can be the small things that cost.

“Dust build-up of­ten oc­curs dur­ing con­struc­tion and car­pen­try work (and) can cause mem­bers of the public to be­come un­well,” Theo Pit­sakis, leader of busi­ness in­sur­ance at AAMI, said.

“Tools can pose a threat if they are left un­su­per­vised.”

Ex­ca­va­tions, con­struc­tion or ren­o­va­tions can dam­age a house’s plumb­ing or wiring, caus­ing wa­ter dam­age, fires or power out­ages.

Add cop­per theft, flammable ma­te­ri­als and sparks from solder­ing and you have many ob­vi­ous risks.

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