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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 2 Hansard (19 February) . .

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Answers to questions

Business—registered brothels (Question No 362)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 4 December 2014:

In relation to page 56 of the Justice and Community Safety Directorate 2013-2014 annual report which states during 2013-2014, WorkSafe ACT inspectors visited 16 registered brothels, conducting a total of 18 workplace visits and 35 Improvement Notices were issued, (a) what were each of the 35 improvement notices for, (b) how many of the 35 issues that were identified for improvement have been resolved, (c) if any have not been resolved, why not and (d) where are the locations of the 16 brothels.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(a) The Improvement Notices were issued requiring improvement in the following areas:

1. Provision and maintenance of safe systems of work - 1 2. Fire Safety - 6 3. Entry and Exit - 1 4. Emergency procedures - 3 5. Adequate information, training and instruction - 1 6. Slips, trips and falls - 1 7. Provision of First Aid - 4 8. Safety Data Sheets - 4 9. Amenities - 1 10 Cleaning - 1 11 Testing and tagging - 3 12 Sharp Disposal - 1 13 Cracked Tiles, Showers and Mould - 2 14 Unsafe Electrical Equipment - 2 15 Duress Alarm - 1 16 Examination Lamps - 1 17 Cracked leather on massage table - 1 18 Hazardous Manual Tasks - 1

(b) All identified issued have been resolved.

(c) Not applicable.

(d) 14 were located in Fyshwick and 2 were located in Mitchell.


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