Transport and Logistics

Transport and Logistics

The Transport and Logistics industry is diverse and engages workers for a variety of roles, including couriers, truck drivers, bus drivers, fork lift drivers, warehouse workers, and despatch clerks.

This 40-minute module provides the learner a thorough understanding of the key risks and hazards of this sector, and includes the following.

  • Current statistics and trends (both AU and NZ)
  • Applicable legislative overview
    • OHS/WHS
    • Chain of Responsibility
    • Responsibilities of both employee and employer
    • Risk Assessment and Control
    • Safe work practices
    • Accident and Incident Reporting
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Common hazards and management of hazards
    • Fatigue
    • Sedentary Risks
    • Safe driving (i.e speed, mass/dimension/load limits)
    • Drugs and Alcohol Hazardous manual handling (i.e. loading/unloading and prolonged postures)
    • Falls
      • From Height
      • Same level, slips and trips
    • Safe access and egress from mobile plant & trucks & hydraulic tail gate safety.
  • Mobile plant (forklifts, tuggers, reach trucks)?
  • Pallet Racking – loading & unloading pallet racking
  • Vehicle safety checks
  • Working Alone
  • Health and Well-being – tips for drivers
    • Resources and Support – AU & NZ



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