The unsafe act

Australia, 1965

Film
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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.

Credits

producer

R.D. Hansen

production company

Fortune Films

New South Wales. Dept. of Labour and Industry

Language

English

Duration

00:09:47:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29956

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial accidents

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial safety

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Protective devices

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Safety education, Industrial

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Work practice

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → New South Wales - Social life and customs

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Accidents - Prevention

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Industrial accidents

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Protective devices

History → New South Wales - History

Places → New South Wales

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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