Driver health is a key topic covered in the 2014 Transport & Logistics Industry Guide to Workplace Safety, released by Pro-Visual Publishing .
The Transport & Logistics Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2014/15 provides up-to-date safety guidelines for drivers and workers throughout Australia’s transport and logistics industry.
The NSW Centre for Road Safety reports that heavy vehicles are involved in about 21 per cent of all road fatalities. All industry stakeholders from drivers and managers to contractors must prioritise safety on the road. Driver health has been found to be a key factor in ensuring safety, requiring drivers to necessarily meet specific medical standards.
Some of the topics covered in the industry guide include the impact of fatigue on a person’s health, performance and productivity as well as the potential for workplace accidents or road crashes; managing the heavy vehicle driver’s fatigue; and safe loading of vehicles to prevent injury to people and damage to property.
John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing thanked all the sponsors of the Transport & Logistics Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2014/15, with their support allowing the free distribution of the guide.
The Transport & Logistics Industry Guide to Workplace Safety has been developed in collaboration with the Australian Trucking Association.