Manufacturing and Transport

What you need to know

Most falls in manufacturing and transport, postal and warehousing are from trucks, ladders, steps and stairways, buildings and trailers and caravans.

The top five occupations are truck (and other) drivers, factory workers, storepersons, delivery drivers and technicians.

What you can do

  • Perform work at ground level and take a ‘working from the ground’ approach when loading/unloading vehicles
  • If you must work from a height, always manage the risk of a fall by using work platforms, rail systems, and edge protection including barriers and handrails
  • Foster a workplace culture that encourages workers and managers to talk about safety issues in the workplace
  • Remember: Nobody is built for impact.
  • Truck and other drivers should always use three points of contact when getting in and out of your vehicle.

Where to get help

Guidance:

Codes of practice:

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