The unsafe act

Australia, 1965

Film
A still image from The unsafe act

This 1965 film dramatises a number of industrial accidents and how to avoid them. The film shows footage of workers in various occupations such as window cleaning, welding and bricklaying, and shows accidents that can occur in these environments. The dramatic voiceover warns against haste, improvisation, carelessness and failure to use safety devices, emphasising that most accidents occur in this way.

Produced by Fortune Films for the New South Wales Department of Labour and Industry.

There are several jumps in the soundtrack throughout the film due to missing frames.

Please note: As this is an archival work, the content does not reflect current practice or standards. Professional advice for up-to-date safety practices should be sought from the appropriate contemporary authority.

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Credits

editor

Joan Hansen

producer

R.D. Hansen

production company

Fortune Films

New South Wales. Dept. of Labour and Industry

Duration

00:09:47:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1965

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