Onus on PCBUs to ensure provision and maintenance of safe forklifts

On average in Queensland each year 281 workers’ compensation claims are accepted for crush injuries involving forklifts. Forty per cent of these involve serious injuries requiring five or more days off work.

PCBUs must ensure the provision and maintenance of safe plant. Effective risk management starts with a commitment to health and safety from those who operate and manage the business or undertaking.

Read more about WHSQ’s current focus on reducing forklift crush injuries.

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