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National safety campaign on mobile plants by WorkSafe

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Victorian civil construction sites are being visited as part of a national campaign on the safety of people around mobile plant such as cars, trucks, earthmoving equipment and elevating work platforms.

WorkSafe Victoria inspectors are visiting around 150 Victorian sites during the campaign which runs during February and March.

Inspectors will focus on risks in and around work sites, including the separation of mobile plant from people.

Inspectors will also check work methods, public safety, access and egress, dust control and sun protection.

According to WorkSafe Victoria, powered mobile plant was one of the construction industry’s major causes of death. This campaign will help focus industry on the key safety issues for workers and the general public

This is a new series of campaigns being conducted at a national and trans-Tasman level to address common safety issues.

At least 640 visits will be undertaken in Australia and New Zealand during the campaign by workplace safety inspectors from:

  • WorkSafe Victoria,
  • ACT WorkCover,
  • SafeWork South Australia,
  • WorkCover NSW,
  • Workplace Health & Safety Queensland,
  • WorkSafe Western Australia,
  • Department of Labour, New Zealand.

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