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Be safe working around trucks, urges WorkSafe

Jul 28th 2022

Be safe working around trucks, urges WorkSafe

WorkSafe reminds employers and workers to prioritise safety when working around trucks following the deaths of four workers in the past two months. 

The safety regulator says two workers sustained serious injuries while loading hot wax onto a tanker in West Melbourne last week.

WorkSafe Executive Director Health and Safety Narelle Beer urged employers to take steps to ensure workers operating loading and unloading equipment are safe.

"Whether trucks are making deliveries to a construction site, on a farm, or manoeuvring around a depot, wherever trucks are operating, employers must take all reasonable steps to maintain a safe workplace," Dr Beer said.

He urged workplaces to implement traffic management plans to reduce the risk of injury around moving trucks. 

For more information, visit the WorkSafe Victoria website.

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