Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is reviewing the Rural Plant Code of Practice 2004 to so that it remains fit-for-purpose and supports industry to ensure worker safety and meet its work health and safety legislative obligations.
Public input is invited and closes 5pm, Monday 29 November.
The current code outlines:
- how to manage and identify risks from rural plant
- duties to provide safety information on rural plant
- principles for consultation between persons conducting a business or undertaking, workers and others
- preventative measures for the safe operation of rural plant
- management of specific plant risks for tractors, quad bikes, side-by-side vehicles, electrical risks, working at heights or confined space, and other specific risks
- training requirements.
While not limited to the below key issues, the review will consider updates to the code to address:
- tractor roll over protection
- quad bikes and side by side-by-side vehicles
- electrical risks
- isolation and fatigue
- technological advancements.