Work health and safety legislation in Australia and New Zealand defines vehicles as a workplace. Vehicle use in road traffic is by far the most significant contributor to work-related traumatic injury.
This report discusses the context within which work health and safety and road traffic safety currently intersect, and the process followed during the preparation of a work health and safety guide. The report includes an engagement strategy to support ongoing work in the area and is itself supported by a communications plan and evaluation plan.
The draft work health and safety guide provided in this report closes a gap in the provision of work health and safety guidance on managing vehicle use in road traffic. It provides pointers on how to address road traffic as a hazard, and on the hazards that are likely to be encountered in the use of vehicles in road traffic.