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WorkSafe ACT gives Canberra childcare centres prohibition notices | The Canberra Times

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Two childcare centres have been issued prohibition notices over serious safety issues, as part of a crackdown by WorkSafe inspectors. WorkSafe ACT inspectors visited 45 childcare centres across Canberra last Wednesday, and issued 179 improvement notices and two prohibition notices ordering unsafe practices to stop. The two prohibition, or stop work, notices were issued due to exposed wires on an electrical power board and a damaged vacuum lead. Work Health and Safety Commissioner Jacqueline Agius said several centres didn’t have procedures in place to store dangerous chemicals like cleaning products and hadn’t regularly checked electrical equipment. “We also found it concerning that a number of centres didn’t have…



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