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Guidance Material

Supporting People Affected by a Fatality

A Death in the Workplace Guide 

This provides information for families on the investigation, coronial and legal processes that follow a workplace death, as well as where they can find support. 

It explains:

  • the roles of various government agencies that may be involved
  • what investigations will be undertaken, when and by whom
  • legal processes and decisions
  • practical matters that need to be managed
  • services and support that can be accessed.
Everyone in the transport industry is aware of fatigue as an on-road issue. However, fatigue management is essential for all workers across the transport industry, and not just for drivers.


Fatigue is not just an on-road issue

Everyone in the transport industry is aware of fatigue as an on-road issue. However, fatigue management is essential for all workers across the transport industry, and not just for drivers.

  • Employers need to put fatigue management on the agenda for improving safety in the workplace and need to be aware of the causes and warning signs of fatigue
  • Workers need to be aware that fatigue management is a 24/7 issue, and manage their lifestyle to prevent fatigue

The Transport Safety Network has developed a Fact Sheet entitled Fatigue is not just an On-Road Issue that they believe may be useful to help manage and raise awareness of fatigue in the workplace.

This information has been provided by the Ipswich/Brisbane West Transport Safety Network, a group of transport industry representatives working together to improve work health and safety in the transport and storage industry. The Transport Safety Networks are facilitated by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. For more information contact WHSQ’s Transport Strategy Group on (07) 3247 4238, or TSG@justice.qld.gov.au

Reporting and recording near misses

One of the most common issues raised by the Transport Safety Networks is how to encourage workers in the transport industry to report and record near misses. All operators in attendance agreed that ‘We can’t fix what we don’t know about’.

The Transport Safety Network has developed a Fact Sheet on Reporting & Recording Near Misses in helping industry to improve the reporting and recording of near misses.

This information has been provided by the Ipswich/Brisbane West Transport Safety Network, a group of transport industry representatives working together to improve work health and safety in the transport and storage industry. The Transport Safety Networks are facilitated by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. For more information contact WHSQ’s Transport Strategy Group on (07) 3247 4238, or TSG@justice.qld.gov.au.

Guidance Material for Forklifts

Many trucking operators would utilise forklifts in their business on a day to day basis. Many drivers would be exposed to the operation of forklifts when heavy vehicles pick up or drop off at your customer’s premises. The data associated with the use of forklifts clearly demonstrates that they are a high risk piece of machinery that requires considerable skill and an exercise of risk management in their use.

The number of fatalities and serious injuries arising from the use of forklift equipment across our industry and across Australia is not acceptable. The publication Forklift Safety - Reducing the Risks is provided to assist members in managing that risk.


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