Working with Mobile Plant: A Safety Guide
Working with plants on construction sites is one of many tasks that need to be practised with caution and for workers to remain on high alert for their safety and those around them.
Mobile plant movement close to pedestrians (whether workers or the public) is a high-risk activity. Reversing plant, in particular, has been responsible for many fatalities and serious injuries in construction work around Australia.
In the last five years in NSW, 10 workers have been killed and over 2000 workers have been injured in incidents involving mobile plants, across various industries. In just the last six months, four workers were killed when they were struck by a moving plant, while one plant operator was killed when they collided with another mobile plant.