Think about safety when working with flatbed trucks and trailers

safety flatbed trucksWorkCover recently issued a safety alert concerning flatbed trucks and trailers after the death of a worker.

The worker was standing on a trailer directing a forklift that was loading steel pipes

The man tripped and fell two metres to the ground, suffering fatal injuries

There was nothing in place to prevent his fall.

WorkCover suggest that to stop this happening at your workplace you should stay on the ground, at a safe distance from mobile plant, during loading and unloading.

To view the safety alert video from WorkCover with more hints and tips, please click here.