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New laws to boost food delivery rider safety in NSW

Jul 5th 2022

New laws to boost food delivery rider safety in NSW

New laws that took effect on 1 July 2022 require food delivery platforms to supply their delivery riders with high-visibility personal protective equipment.

Minister for Fair Trading Eleni Petinos said the NSW Government consulted with industry on the changes.

“From today, food delivery booking providers must supply their delivery riders with high-visibility personal protective equipment, including a retroreflective outer clothing item and a bag or container for safely transporting food or drink that comply with the relevant Australian Standard,” Ms Petinos said.

“These reforms are ultimately about keeping riders, who are among some of our most at-risk road users, safer on our roads.”

“While there has been a decline in rider incidents in the past 12 months, there is still a need for stronger sanctions to prevent incidents from occurring,” Ms Petinos said

Read the full story on the SafeWork NSW website.

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