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Date PostedDecember 31, 2017

Alert Highlights Dangers of Uncontrolled Movement of Vehicles

SafeWork NSW has issued a safety alert reminding people working with vehicles of the risks associated with uncontrolled movement.

The alert was issued due to the high number of people being seriously injured and killed annually in the state as a result of uncontrolled movement, in other words, vehicles rolling away. Vehicles include cars, trucks, buses, vans, forklifts, tractors, mobile cranes and other construction vehicles.

Most incidents occurred when drivers were not in the operator’s seat.

The safety alert reminded people that the uncontrolled movement of vehicles can happen due to a singular reason or a combination of reasons which include,

  1. operator not engaging the parking brake or engaging it insufficiently.
  2. vehicle parked on an incline.
  3. parking the vehicle in gear.
  4. insufficient inspection and maintenance of the braking system.

Read the alert at http://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/news/safety-alert/uncontrolled-movement-of-vehicles



Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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