Qld vehicle loading crane owners blitz advice


Breathing space but WHSQ warns inspectors will continue to check equipment

Qld vehicle loading crane owners blitz advice
Crane owners are on notice

 

Queensland owners of vehicle loading cranes (VLCs) should not take long lead-up to a compliance blitz lightly.

Though the safety operation is not officially due to kick off for six months, state safety and transport authorities are on heightened alert in the meantime, a spokesperson for Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) says, with a focus to be acute on owners, or persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) in chain of responsibility parlance.

"This campaign has been co-ordinated with other Queensland regulators, the Department of Transport and Main Roads and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator," the spokesperson tells ATN.

"It was determined to give industry plenty of warning about the compliance campaign by offering a self-assessment tool for owners and PCBU’s with Vehicle Loading Cranes.

"There has been extensive consultation with the industry, with follow-up communications, including direct emails to almost 40,000 licence holders.

"Even though this campaign hasn’t officially commenced, WHSQ inspectors regularly visit workplaces to conduct assessments on VLCs." 

 

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