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THERE have been recent
incidents (nationally and
overseas) where aluminium
SCUBA cylinders manu-
factured from AL6351 alloy before
1991 have exploded, causing serious
injury to the people involved.
The incidents occurred during the
filling of the aluminium SCUBA cyl-
inders. Cylinders constructed from
AL6351 alloy can suffer from fatigue
(Sustained Load Cracking or SLC).
The AL6351 alloy was used in:
aluminium alloy cylinders manu-
factured between 1972 and 1988 to
specifications DOT SP6498, DOT
E6498, DOT E7042, DOT E8107,
DOT E8364 and DOT E8422; and
Australian made aluminium alloy
cylinders manufactured before 1991
to AS 1777.
The date of manufacture of each
cylinder is marked on the neck. Under
the Occupational Health and Safety
Act 1991, Defence must ensure the
absence of risks at work to the health
of employees in connection with the
use, handling, storage or transport of
plant or substances.
Because aluminium cylinders are
classed as an item of plant, they must
be risk managed in accordance with
the Occupational Health and Safety
(Safety Standards) Regulations 1994
-- Part 4 -- Plant.
Because of the potential safety risk,
it is recommended that item manag-
ers of aluminium SCUBA and DCBA
cylinders ensure the implementation of
the risk control measures.
The SAFETYMAN policy: volume
1, part 3, chapter 1 -- Management of
plant in Defence, provides details for
managing plant safely.
Check out http://defweb.cbr.defence.
Cylinder safety risk
February 4, 2010
THE Directorate of Navy Safety has
released a signal (DTG 120233Z
Nov 09) detailing the Safety Videos
now available to be downloaded
or viewed online at the SMS_N
This new way of doing business
is not only cost effective but provides
much greater flexibility to units and is
the way our RAAF and Army counter-
Once Navy Safety's current stocks
are depleted, they will not be replaced.
The Safety DVD's are:
KEEP NAVY SAFE (13 min) is an
introduction to the RAN's safety
management system, NAVSAFE. It
covers duty of care, risk management
principles, hazard reduction, audits
and inspections, the reporting system
and much more.
SHIP SAFETY HAZARDS (35 min)
covers major hazards found on board
a warship and the precautions to
follow to ensure a safe working envi-
ronment. Subjects such as radhaz,
working aloft, plant machinery, toxic
hazards, hot work and dangerous
goods are all covered.
SUBSTANCES (22 min) introduces the
rules governing the use of hazardous
substances in the workplace both for
the user and the supervisor in charge
of the hazardous substances store.
IONISING RADIATION SAFETY
AWARENESS (39 min) is a train-
ing DVD that has been specifically
designed for personnel who come
into contact with IR to rectify these
THE NOISE AND RADIATION SAFETY
SERIES (4 films 2 HR 26 min total) is
designed to instil safety awareness in
the personnel managing or operat-
ing the source of radiation, and the
personnel who may be at risk of
ASBESTOS SAFETY AWARENESS
(16 min) looks at the health issues
concerning the inhalation of asbestos
fibres and the reality that asbestos
parts can be found in most ships.
Most importantly it explores imme-
diate actions to be followed upon
Should you have any questions
regarding any of these DVDs, contact
Navy Safety on 1800 558 555 or email
KEEP NAVY SAFE
Safety DVDs go online
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