Aug 1st 2022
Managing Vehicle Safety in the Workplace
Vehicle-related incidents remain the leading cause of workplace harm in Australia. Every year, thousands of accidents involving vehicles on job sites and our roads lead to injuries and fatalities.
There are a number of measures that can be put in place to help ensure vehicle safety at work. By following simple guidelines, everyone can do their part to keep vehicle safety at the forefront of mind in the workplace.
Vehicle Safety Tips
Here are some tips for keeping your workplace safe from vehicle hazards:
- Make sure you have a traffic management plan in place. This should include things like clearly marked pedestrian walkways, speed limits, and designated parking areas.
- Be aware of the traffic patterns in your workplace. Know where the high traffic areas are, and be extra careful in those areas.
- Inspect your workplace regularly for potential hazards. Look for things like loose gravel, potholes, or other trip hazards.
- Conduct regular vehicle inspections. This should include checking for bald tires, broken lights and ensuring the engine is in good condition.
- Have policies in place for driving practices. Drivers who are distracted by their phone, GPS, or other devices are more likely to get into road vehicle accidents.
- Keep an eye on driver fatigue. Make sure drivers have enough rest breaks and are not working excessive hours.
If you follow these tips, you can help to keep your workplace safe from vehicle hazards. By being aware of the risks and taking precautions, you can help to keep your workplace safe.
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Author - Craig Cruickshank is the HSEQ Advisor and Senior Technical Writer at SafetyDocs by SafetyCulture
Available for instant download and supplied in fully editable MS Word format for use in your business.
Please note that the above information is provided as a comment only and should not be relied on as professional, legal or financial advice.
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