A safety blitz that will last 2 years has begun in Queensland following a number of incidents involving vehicle loading cranes.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently announced the blitz which would address the high number of incidents that occurred between 2012 and 2018 – 18 are known of.

The safety regulator said in the past decade, 3 people were killed in the state and numerous more were injured as well as property damaged after a VLC stabiliser or outrigger arm extended during travel and struck other vehicles or pedestrians.

The campaign comes after an agreement between the coroner and the safety watchdog that there was a need to educate operators and enforce safe use and operation of VLC stabilisers and outriggers.

Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/08/blitz-targets-queensland-vehicle-loading-cranes/#.W51bzPYlHQV

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