Concrete trucks taken off the road

Concrete truck

WORK Safe ACT has announced they’ve forced an un-named concreting company to take two trucks on the road until such time as they are properly serviced.

The Work Safety Commissioner, Mark McCabe, has advised that WorkSafe ACT has today issued Prohibition Notices preventing a local concrete pumping company from using two of its concrete trucks until they are properly serviced.

“Operators of plant and equipment need to realise the importance of complying with requirements regarding regular servicing of these vehicles,” said Mr McCabe today.

“WorkSafe ACT inspectors will not hesitate to take action to put equipment like this out of service if the operators won’t comply with their obligations.”

“It may be inconvenient for companies to have to put their trucks off the road for servicing, but that has to be part of their operational plan,” Mr McCabe said.

The Work Safety Commissioner has also announced that WorkSafe ACT will be conducting an audit of local concrete pump hire companies within the next few months.

“Local firms are on notice,” Mr McCabe said. “We are in the process of putting the finishing touches to our audit plan and we will be conducting the audit within the next few months. Given the importance of this issue we will have a very low tolerance to any breaches of the law identified in this audit.”

[Photo by Jean-Pierre, attribution licence]

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