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Prevention Of Falls In The Transport Of Steel

  • Prevention of falls in the transport of steel (PDF 2908kb)
    Document Type: Publication
    Keycode: VWA926/01/12.04 - web only
    Industry: Stevedoring, 
    Category: Controlling OHS Hazards and Risks, Falls Prevention, Slips Trips and Falls, 
    Division Author: Transport & Storage
    Publication Date: 24 January 2005
    Date First Published: 24 January 2005
    Summary: This publication provides each party in the steel supply chain with practical safety advice for the collection and disposal of steel products, including the high risk work practices they need to avoid, and lower risk solutions they can put in place.

About this publication

Are you working from the ground? Each year in the Victorian transport industry one person is killed in a fall from a truck. 150 truck drivers suffer a serious injury due to a fall from a truck, which is 17% of all serious injuries reported by truck drivers annually. In response to the number of falls from height injuries occurring each year, WorkSafe Victoria has published Prevention of falls in the transport of steel to reduce the number of injuries caused during loading and unloading of steel trucks. The guide provides each party in the steel supply chain practical safety advice for the collection and disposal of steel products, including the high risk work practices they need to avoid, and lower risk solutions they can put in place.