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2.2.5 Workplace Health and Safety

Sprayed sealing work is carried out in a potentially hazardous environment. Site safety is important to protect the travelling public during the progress of work and immediately following work due to the presence of loose aggregate or the absence of road markings. Site conditions for workers that need to be considered include hazards associated with traffic moving through or close to the site, hot and/or flammable materials, moving equipment and extensive outdoor exposure.

Various codes of practice have been developed to cover most of these hazardous situations as well as the need to comply with legislative requirements. Recommendations for handling bituminous materials are described in the Bituminous Materials Safety Guide (Austroads 2015).