Worksafe VIC issues safety alert for hoists

19-07-2011

WorkSafe VIC has released a Safety Alert following a number of recent near-miss incidents where components have failed or fallen from hoists.

The Safety Alert highlights the importance of thorough inspection and maintenance programs.

According to Worksafe VIC each of the recent incidents had the potential to cause death or serious injury.

Worksafe VIC has released an information sheet for companies and workers using hoists.

The information sheet, available on the Worksafe VIC website, gives examples of component failure. It shows how thorough inspection and maintenance programs can prevent or significantly reduce the risk of serious incidents.

Worksafe VIC
Ph: 1800 136 089
worksafe.vic.gov.au

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