CCNZ was notified by Taylors Contracting of an issue within a roller forward reverse controller where a cap screw had come undone, causing a cable to snap and a roller operator to lose control. Read about the cause of the incident in the safety alert below:
Inframax has issued an industry-wide safety alert following a fatality with a falling trailer ramp on a wash apron earlier this month. Two versions of the alert have been issued (see below), one for semi trailers and another for full trailers.
NZTA and Fulton Hogan have issued safety alerts on Nissan CK330, CW330, CW380, CW400, CM180, CW400 and CG400 vehicles manufactured between 1993 and 2005. Read the alerts below:
Auckland Transport has issued a safety warning around work on high speed Level 1 Roads, indicating that the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management must be treated as the minimum to establish a safe work site and all parties involved must ensure robust risk assessments are conducted and documented for every operation on the road corridor. Read the safety …
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: