Construction site loading zones

A guide to identify hazards and control risks at or around construction site loading zones.
Last updated

Oct 2017

Reading level

medium

File type and size

PDF, 262.63 kB

Document length

7 pages

What it contains

Incidents and near misses involving employees, delivery drivers, vehicle drivers and vulnerable road users are an occupational health and safety (OHS) concern at or around construction site loading zones. This guide provides an overview of the risk controls duty holders should use to reduce risks. It explains:

  • the legal duties of employers to provide a safe work environment
  • how duty holders can reduce OHS risks at or around construction site loading zones by considering loading bay locations, road camber and gutters, overhead powerlines, underground services and drains and traffic
  • ways to prevent employees being injured by falls from heights, falling objects and dropped loads, plant failure and poor lighting