Bet your life

Australia, 1980

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Don Anderson

producer

Barry Pierce

production company

Tasmania Dept. of Labour and Industry

Tasmanian Film Corporation

Language

English

Duration

00:13:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32539

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Building - Safety measures

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Construction industry

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Construction workers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial accidents

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial safety

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Management

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tasmania - Social life and customs

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Safety education

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

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

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

History → Tasmania - History

Places → Tasmania

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

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

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