Workplace safety

Workplace safety

Workplace Safety or OH&S is managing the risks to health and safety within your workplace. This includes and is not limited to you workers but also customers, visitors and suppliers.  By creating a safe work environment you are not only complying to legal requirements but also helping keeping employees safe, reducing illness and injury within the workplace and improving employee productivity.

Jabac have a great range of products to ensure you provide and maintain a safe environment by providing the tool and products required for identification of dangerous goods and pipes, first aid, spills and visual aids.

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If you’re looking for  Lockout Tagout products, look no further. Jabac is your number 1 option for all industrial and commercial Lockout Tagout requirements.

Lockout Tagout is a critical component for employee safety within the workplace especially to safeguard employees in a production environment around machinery and equipment they operate, service and maintain.

Gate Valve Lockout
Circuit Breaker Lockout
Cable Lockout
Hasp Lockout
Plug Lockouts
Battery Lockouts


We have a huge range of pre-made tags to create a safe working environment and complete your lockout tagout products.

General Lockout Tags
Tie Out Tags
Photo ID Tags
Padlock Tags
Cable Tags

Lockout Locks

Locks in a variety of materials and sizes to ensuring equipment is inoperable while
repairs or adjustments are being made to machinery. Locks are also available in cable padlocks, keyed alike and master keyed systems.

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Lock Out Devices

Simply one of the most important products to have an effective Lockout Tagout procedure in place with a variety of devices for isolating electricity, fluids, gas and steam.  These product are designed to lockout energy and isolate to prevent injuries from happening and keep employees safe and also protect assets.

Lockout Tags

Lockout Tags are an essential part of an effective lockout procedure and provide clear communication of the maintenance being undertaken and should not be used. We supply materials for every application and budget.  From heavy duty polyester matte polyester laminate,  economy polyester or Cardstock which is a great low budget option and designed for one time use.  If we don’t have it on the shelf, we can custom make any requirements with excellent turnaround times and great prices.

Lockout Hasps

Designed to allow multiple users carrying out maintenance inspections to lockout energy sources until all members have completed inspections to have the energy source remain isolated to protect employees.

Cable Lockouts

In the work place over sized and difficult to lock machinery and switchboards can be hard to isolate. However we offer a range of Cable Lockout systems which can lockout multiple values and isolate devices that conventional products cannot lock.

Group Lock Boxes

A variety of product for isolating energy points when working with large teams of contractors.  This allows a centralised isolation point for the supervisor to know who is still working and not have to leave to the area to check each isolation point.

National Workplace First Aid Kits

All National Workplace First Aid Kits are made in accordance with Safe Work Australia, First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice and comply to most state regulatory requirements. Featuring industrial quality products that are colour coded and boldly identified in robust and practical cases, to help you find first aid solutions fast and easily in an emergency. Simply choose the kit style that best suits your workplace needs.

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Part No. Case Description Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 873849 – Wallmount ABS Plastic Case
  • 300 x 390 x 150mm

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Part No. Case Description Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 873850 – Wallmount Metal Case
  • – 240 x 385 x 115mm
  • 873851 – Portable Soft Case
  • – 400 x 350 x 200mm

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Part No. Case Description Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 873852 – Portable Polypropylene Case
  • – 420 x 200 x 230mm
  • 873853 – National Workplace Refill

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Electrical trades first aid kit (Suitable for Telecommunications Contractors)

This Electrician’s First Aid Kit has been made in accordance to the NSW Guide to Electrical Workers’ Safety Equipment (Trade & Investment Dept.), and built to match the emergency needs of the tradesmen and their team. The robust design soft case is ideal for keeping on board your work vehicle or for carrying to an emergency situation.

DIMENSIONS: 400 x 350 x 200mm (W x H x D)
Part No. 870979 Description Electrical Trades First Kit Aid

First Aid Site Assessment

A periodic assessment schedule of your workplace first aid equipment will allow you to identify hazards and determine typical injuries or illness that may require rapid treatment. The assessment should also consider number of employees and work area design as first aid should be easily accessible and available within minutes of the injury location.

Assessment Guidelines For Workplace First Aid

As business operations are constantly changing to meet customer demands your workplace first aid requirements may also require adjustments.

High Risk Workplace

A High Risk Workplace describes an environment where workers are exposed to hazards that could result in serious injury or illness and would require first aid.

Some examples include:

  • Use of hazardous machinery or substances onsite
  • Extreme heat or cold working conditions
  • Risk of falls
  • Hazardous forms of work

Example: Construction, Warehousing, Manufacturing Facilities and Laboratories.

Recommendation: 1 first aid kit should be available on site for at least every 25 people.

Low Risk Workplace

A Low Risk Workplace describes an environment where workers are not exposed to hazards that could result in serious injury or illness. Offices, shops or libraries are common examples and potential work-related injuries and illnesses requiring first aid would be minor in nature.

Recommendation: 1 first aid kit should be available on site for at least every 50 people.

Safe Work Australia, First Aid in the Workplace, released July 2012.


First Aid in Your Workplace

Australian workplaces are required to have appropriate first aid equipment available and accessible for all employees. A workplace is most commonly identified as an office, warehouse, manufacturing facility or a construction site. Trucks, delivery vehicles and company cars also constitute a workplace and require appropriate first aid to be on board.

All workers must be able to access a first aid kit. This will require at least one first aid kit to be provided at their workplace including vehicles and company cars.

For guidance in choosing the right amount of first aid kits refer too First Aid Catalogue page 5


First aid kits should be kept in a prominent, accessible location and able to be retrieved promptly.

First aid kits should be located close to areas where there is a higher risk of injury or illness, If the workplace occupies several floors in a multi-storey building, at least one kit should be located on every second floor.

Restocking And Maintaining Kits

A person in the workplace should be nominated to maintain the first aid kit (usually a first aider) and should ensure:

  • The kit is fully stocked, monitored and ensure any items used are replaced as soon as practicable after use.
  • The first aid kit is checked after each use or at least once every 12 months.
  • All items are in good working order, have not deteriorated or have expired as well as the sterile product are sealed and have not been tampered with.


Safety signs are crucial in any work environment. The primary importance of displaying safety signs is to prevent injury and ensure staff and visitors are well aware of the possible dangers and hazards ahead in certain situations and/or environments. Without signs, many employees would lack the necessary direction in times of crisis, and employers might find themselves in significant legal difficulties if any accidents were to arise as a result.

Our range of sorbents & spill containment products can assist you in meeting you obligations to provide a safe environment to your employees, free from potential workplace risks. Sorbents also ensure that the source of leaks, drips and spills are wiped clean, allowing you to keep work areas safe and tidy to reduce your liability.

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) enforces Risk Minimisation by Spill Control. The occupier must ensure that provision is made for spill containment that will, as far as practicable, contain within the occupier’s facility or location of spill or leak of stated dangerous goods or combustible liquids. Heavy penalties are imposed upon failure to meet these requirements. 

Some major considerations when choosing sorbent products that are right for you:

  • What are the liquids used in a given area? Coolants, lubricants, cleaners? This will determine the type of sorbent to use (i.e. oil only, general maintenance or chemical).
  • How much liquid is being released, from where? This will help determine what configuration of sorbent to use (i.e. pad, roll, soc, etc.)
  • Are these sorbent being used in a high traffic area? Choose a tough industrial sorbent.
  • Are you looking to go green with your sorbents? Ask for Re-form which is made from recycled cellulose and is up to 50% more absorbent.

Posts & Markers

Our range of posts and markers is manufactured in Australia from 100% recycled material and includes Road Markers, Underground Warning Posts, Directional Posts, and Custom Posts.

Custom Fibre Posts

We also offer fully customised Fibre Optic Directional Posts & Underground Warning Posts. They are three-sided powder coated with custom signage on one side and a directional marker on the top. These fibre optic directional posts can be used to denote approximate cable location or marker reference.

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Supa Flex Eco Posts Series

Manufactured in Australia from 100% recycled material is a range of road side safety products from Guide Posts either with or without reflectors.

Underground Warning Posts with or without custom signage. Meets Australian State Standards.

Extreme flexibility of Supa Flex Markers minimises damage to vehicles striking them and enables them to continue to function as road edge guide posts even after repeated collisions.

Supa Flex posts were tested to 10 impacts head on into traffic at speeds of 100Kph and 5 impacts at an angle approximately 75′ to the traffic face at speeds of 90Kph. The posts remained capable of self-erecting and remained serviceable after these impacts.

  • Weathering Resistance
  • Hydro-Carbon Resistance
  • Available in 4mm thickness and three standard lengths 1200mm, 1400mm & 1800mm.
  • Markers are supplied in quantities to order

Guide Post Spigot & Anchor Design Web

Drivable and Non drivable posts

Class 1 Reflective Red & White delineation can be fixed to client specifications.

Can be supplied as a non-driveable post – manufactured with a 25mm hole to suit an anchor rod in a transverse horizontal position, to resist extraction. The anchor rod is 140mm x 25mm uPVC providing maximum retention capability.

Drivable Posts may be supplied with a tongue to resist extraction, with the bottom end being pointed to assist driving.

Fibre Warning Post Label

Supa Flex Eco Posts with Fibre Optic Warning Label

Standard Orange Marker Post with Class 2 Reflective 90 x 300mm label “WARNING FIBRE OPTIC CABLE BURIED BELOW”

Available 4mm thickness and three standard lengths 1200mm, 1400mm & 1800mm.

The Importance of Safety Signs

Safety signs are crucial in any work environment. The primary importance of displaying safety signs is to prevent injury and ensure staff and visitors are well aware of the possible dangers and hazards ahead in certain situations and/or environments. Without signs, many employees would lack the necessary direction in times of crisis, and employers might find themselves in significant legal difficulties if any accidents were to arise as a result.

By ensuring the workplace is sufficiently well signed, you can help protect your staff and visitors to the site, particularly members of the public, against the possible dangers that may be unnoticed – leading to less industrial accidents and reduced risk to employees and passers-by.

At Jabac we have the widest range of legends for you to choose from to ensure you can create a safe, well identified facility. Our range of custom signs is designed to meet Australian Standard 1319 which outlines specific parameters for safety signs in an occupational environment.

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Pipe Markers

Pipe markers allow for improved emergency response time and a professional appearance. Brady’s range of pipe marker products are designed in accordance with AS1345-1995 and enable quick recognition of pipe contents.

A successful pipe identification program helps employees, contractors and emergency responders to distinguish between pipes where there are several side by side. Pipe markers also save valuable time when tracing lines for maintenance and especially in emergency situations.

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GEAR-TAG: Inspection safety test tags for rigging and safety equipment

Our test tags and cable tags are ideal for tagging harnesses, rigging, lanyards, and other safety equipment.

Safety test tags are typically used to identify inspections on rigging and safety equipment. The GEAR-TAG is extremely durable and can withstand most any weather conditions.

We sell safety test tags at 175mm in length in colour-coded packs of 100. These can be customised with your logo or business name (note that artwork charges may apply).


What is a Defibrillator. 

A Defibrillator is a automated external portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia’s of ventricular fibrillation that uses electricity to re-start the heart or shock it back into its correct rhythm.  Defibrillator are used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, a heartbeat that is uneven or that is too slow or too fast. Defibrillators can also restore the heart’s beating if the heart suddenly stops with a sudden cardiac arrest.

When to use a defibrillator

You can use a defibrillator whenever CPR is needed. A person normally needs CPR if they are unresponsive and not breathing when having a sudden cardiac arrest. This is when the heart suddenly stops pumping.  If someone is unresponsive and not breathing make sure an ambulance is called (000) and start CPR and use a defibrillator as soon as possible. The defibrillator analyses the heart rhythm and decides whether an electric shock is needed. Remember time is crucial for a better chance of survival so a defibrillator is a must for every First Aid room.

No matter the size of your workplace whether low or high risk a Defibrillator can reduce the risk of permanent injury and or fatality for anyone having a sudden cardiac arrest. 

Jabac has a variety of Heartsine ®Samaritan® Pad Defibrillators in Semi-Auto and Fully-Automatic.

  • The Heartsine ®Samaritan®Pad 350P (878008)
  • The Heartsine ®Samaritan®Pad 360P (878009)
  • The Heartsine ®Samaritan®Pad 500P (878007)

All are lightweight with a carry case included for portable mobility.  Have the highest IP56 dust and moisture ingress protection in the industry. Offer software updates via USB and all importantly come with a 8 year warranty

Our leading range of portable label printers feature state of the art technology and are the toughest machines on the market. Whether you want to print a modest 50 labels per day or you want to be able to print 1000 labels per day on site, we have the product for you.