Fact sheet released to prevent vehicle roll-aways

Tuesday, 19 September, 2023

Fact sheet released to prevent vehicle roll-aways

Safe Work Australia has published a new fact sheet about preventing vehicle roll-aways through safe immobilisation. Vehicle roll-aways — the unintentional movement of a vehicle that has not been properly immobilised — can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. Roll-aways can occur with cars, forklifts, trucks, tractors and trailers; on worksites, car parks and in maintenance yards or when a vehicle is parked on the side of the road.

When vehicles that have not been safely mobilised roll away, a person can be hit, crushed, trapped or run over — leading to serious injuries or fatalities. The new fact sheet provides practical guidance for PCBUs about managing the risks of vehicle roll-aways, including how to properly immobilise a vehicle.

To download the fact sheet, click here.

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