IN RECENT YEARS THERE HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANT FOCUS ON REDUCING WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACCIDENTS IN AUSTRALIA.
ACCIDENTS LIKE VEHICLE ROLLAWAYS, WHICH RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURIES AND FATALITIES, CAN NOW BE PREVENTED THROUGH THE USE OF ANTI-ROLLAWAY BRAKING TECHNOLOGY.

One of the most hazardous activities for drivers – apart from driving – is the loading and unloading of goods.

According to SafeWork Australia, over the 10 year period from 2003 to 2012, incidents that occurred while loading or unloading a vehicle accounted for 15% of the truck-related fatalities (120 out of 787 deaths) and 20% of off-road fatalities. Repair and maintenance activities accounted for 7% of deaths.

Of the 120 victims, 88 people (74%) were truck drivers or occupants, with the remainder being workers who were working on or around a truck at the time.

Similarly, a European study found the three main causes of accidents while loading and unloading were:

  1. Falls from vehicle, platforms and while loading.
  2. Being struck or run over by moving vehicles (even on an incline of only 2%)
  3. Or being struck by falling objects or loads.