The South Australian Produce Markets site operates with an estimated 1,500 individuals each day and is continuously filled with market activities, especially in the early hours of the morning where trucks, delivery vehicles, forklifts, cars and trolleys are prominent.

The success of the market relies heavily upon all market users to conduct their business in a safe manner and adhering to the Work Health and Safety Handbook requirements and obligations

The South Australian Produce Market staff are committed to providing a safe working environment by ensuring best practice in work health and safety.

Failure to adhere to safety requirements and obligations may result in immediate removal from the site and / or a monetary sanction issued by a Market Official as detailed in the Operating Articles and Market Rules.

Market Operations Gatehouse Internal Telephone 259 or (08) 8349 8846

All South Australian Produce Markets Market Officials are qualified in First Aid.

South Australian Produce Markets facilities including all tenancies are equipped with automated fire systems including audible alarms and evacuation signals.

In the event of any emergency situation every person must follow the directions of designated Fire Wardens.

First aid kits are located in the following areas:

  • Gatehouse
  • Administration Building
  • Operations Office
  • Unloading Hut

Defibrillators are located in the following areas:

  • Gatehouse
  • Administration Building

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right emergency service to help you.
You can contact Police, Fire or Ambulance in life threatening or emergency situations.

Make your call
  • Stay calm and call Triple Zero from a safe place.
  • When your call is answered you will be asked if you need Police, Fire or Ambulance.
  • If requested by the operator, state your town and location.
    Your call will be directed to the service you asked for.
  • When connected to the emergency service, stay on the line, speak clearly and answer the questions.

Don’t hang up until the operator tells you to do so.

Provide location information (IMPORTANT)
  • South Australian Produce Markets, corner of Burma Road and Diagonal Road
  • Entry via main security gate
  • Advise a Market Official will meet the Emergency vehicle

Advise South Australian Produce Market Gatehouse / Market Official

South Australian Produce Market actively pursues a cooperative relationship with Safe Work SA to ensure compliance and to continuously improve Workplace Health and Safety on the South Australian Produce Market site. Where necessary, external consultants, legal advisors and risk auditors will be engaged to ensure that Workplace Health and Safety is appropriately managed.

Any market users or any other person granted access to the South Australian Produce Market site who becomes aware of a hazard, serious injury or illness or a dangerous incident, including near misses, must as soon as possible notify a Market Official.

Please Refer to Clause 5.6 of the APML Work Health and Safety Handbook.

South Australian Produce Markets is committed to ensuring that Market Users comply with the Chain of Responsibility legislation.

All contractors must report to Administration building prior to commencing any works on site, this includes tenancies, pavilions and common areas of the market land.

Where applicable, contractors may be required to obtain a work permit to perform some tasks. Contractors are to sign in at the Gatehouse, and if required, obtain a work permit from the Facilities Management located at the main Administration building.

Failure to report to the Gatehouse or to produce a work permit upon request may result in immediate removal from the market site.

Should assistance be required with the legislation or Policy, please contact the main Administration building.

a) Market Users and any other person granted access to the Site who becomes aware of a hazard, serious injury or illness or dangerous incident (near miss) must, as soon as practicable, notify a Market Official.

b) A hazard means something that has the potential to cause injury or illness.

c) A serious injury or illness is an injury or illness requiring:

i. immediate treatment as an in-patient in a hospital; or
ii. immediate treatment for:

a. the amputation of any part of his or her body; or
b. a serious head injury; or
c. a serious eye injury; or
d. a serious burn; or
e. the separation of his or her skin from an underlying tissue (such as degloving or scalping); or
f. a spinal injury; or
g. the loss of a bodily function; or
h. serious lacerations; or

iii. medical treatment within 48 hours of exposure to a substance.

d) A dangerous incident means an incident that exposes a person to a serious risk to a person’s health or safety emanating from an immediate or imminent exposure to:

i. an uncontrolled escape, spillage or leakage of a substance; or
ii. an uncontrolled implosion, explosion or fire; or
iii. an uncontrolled escape of gas or steam; or
iv. an uncontrolled escape of a pressurised substance; or
v. electric shock; or
vi. the fall or release from a height of any plant, substance or thing; or
vii. the collapse, overturning, failure or malfunction of, or damage to, any plant that is required to be authorised for use in accordance with the regulations; or
viii. the collapse or partial collapse of a structure; or
ix. the collapse or failure of an excavation or of any shoring supporting an excavation; or
x. the inrush of water, mud or gas in workings, in an underground excavation or tunnel; or
xi. the interruption of the main system of ventilation in an underground excavation or tunnel.