While Safe Work Australia’s Road Safety Week is over, the message it advocates is an important one that we need to be aware of all year round.
Road Safety Week ran between 30 April to 6 May and Safe Work encouraged people to stay on the road.
Statistics revealed that road transport industry ranks among those that consistently record the highest number of work related fatalities.
Driving for work purposes is a notable risk to a worker’s health and safety, Safe Work Australia warned.
If you are involved in transporting construction materials or related industries, you may be at risk. Time pressures, shift work, fatigue, physical fitness, vehicle design, manual handling, work from heights and exposure to fumes are some of the risks to be aware of.
To learn more about the hazards and risks associated with construction work the government has mandated general construction induction training in the form of the White Card. Find out more about the training here.