Since 2019, there have been 140 claims relating to plant access and egress Scheme wide – one of which included a finger amputation.
To combat errors when accessing and egressing, and protect local government workers from risk of injury when performing this task, LGIS regional risk coordinator Chris Gilmour worked with members in the Great Eastern Wheatbelt region to implement procedures for the many different types of plant utilised by local governments.
The safe work procedures include:
- Do’s and don’ts for access and egress
- Personal Protective Equipment required
- Potential hazards
- Images of the plant
- Employee and manager signature to declare the procedure has been read
Since implementation, injuries have reduced significantly, and cost along with them.