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SafeWork targets Wagga worksites for inspection

Jul 29th 2022

SafeWork targets Wagga worksites for inspection

Risks associated with loading, unloading, and working around vehicles will be the focus of a SafeWork inspection program scheduled for early next week in the Wagga Wagga region.

Minister for Fair Trading Eleni Petinos said tasks performed around vehicles are a leading cause of death and serious injuries in road transport and logistics.

Ms Petinos said inspectors will visit workplaces that have forklifts or companies sending and receiving goods to ensure they have an effective risk management plan.

“Inspectors will be specifically looking at traffic management plans, separation of workers and plant such as truck and forklifts and the immobilisation of vehicles, as well as focusing on forklift issues including licencing, attachments, maintenance, and safe use.

“Many businesses are struggling with staff shortages and having to stretch their resources, so the temptation to cut corners can sometimes have tragic consequences.

To continue reading this story, visit the SafeWork NSW website.

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