Bet your life

Australia, 1980

A still image from Bet your life

A 1980 film that encourages safe practices for workers on construction sites. The film presents examples of common factors that lead to industrial accidents, in occupations including electricians, carpenters, metal workers and bricklayers. Opening with scenes of a funeral, and presenting dramatic sequences of each accident, the narrator introduces each character and the careless practices leading to mishaps, dangerous accidents and death.

Produced by the Tasmania Film Corporation for the Department of Labour and Industry.

The colour is faded throughout the film.

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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Mike Woolveridge


Don Anderson


Barry Pierce

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Tasmania Dept. of Labour and Industry

Tasmanian Film Corporation



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