The potential for an unattended truck to roll away in an out of control manner is a critical risk. The following safety alert published by CCNZ member Fulton Hogan features controls to be put in place to manage this risk. Some more general risks relating to hired plant and subcontractor operated plant are also addressed.
An older 1990’s Sakai v500 Roller lost drive and steering (did not stall) while travelling up a slope well within the specifications for this type of machine, and immediately rolled backwards at speed while still in gear.
WorkSafe New Zealand has investigated incidents of driveshaft parking brakes failing to keep vehicles stationary, and released guidance on the maintenance, care and controls associated with these parking brakes. Driveshaft (also known as Cardan shaft) parking brakes are fitted as original equipment to some small, medium and heavy trucks. They are also fitted to other vehicles, including commercial and industrial vehicles, such …
While undertaking bottom driven piling in the Mangaone gully the wind meter (anemometer) weighing approximately 3.5kgs has broken and fallen off the crane, dropping 27 meters to the ground within very close proximity of a worker. The full safety alert can be viewed below:
After watching a colleague load the ride-on mower onto its trailer, a worker proceeded with the lifting of the trailer ramp. The worker’s hand became trapped between the anti luce pin and the eye for the ramp. This resulted in a puncture wound requiring hospitalisation, surgery and rehabilitation. The full safety alert can be viewed below: