WorkSafe has requested the following information be circulated among members through to the wider industry.

Essentially WorkSafe is increasing its focus on the use of vehicles and mobile plant while at work. According to WorkSafe this is in response to the large number of vehicle-related fatal incidents and serious injuries occurring each year.

In response to the increase in recorded accidents they have just released two pieces of guidance for PCBUs and workers

• Site Traffic Management. WorkSafe has released guidance on best practice Site Traffic Management, including Reversing and Spotting, and Work Site Traffic

• Seatbelts. WorkSafe has released guidance for workers and PCBUs to ensure seatbelts are worn when using vehicles and mobile plant

The above guidance and further information can be found on the ‘Vehicles and Mobile Plant’ page of the WorkSafe website: and-industry/vehicles-and-mobile-plant/