NT WorkSafe issues first incident information release after three serious crush injuries

NT WorkSafe has issued its first Incident Information Release after three serious crush injuries involving machinery occurred over the last month.

Incident Information Releases (IIR’s) are designed to highlight to industry that a serious incident has occurred and for workplaces undertaking similar activities to stop and review their procedures.

The Acting Manager for Work Health and Safety Assurance, Mr Bruce McKinley said IIR’s are about getting information quickly to industry about an incident and designed to complement the more detailed Safety Alerts produced by NT WorkSafe.

“IIR’s will only contain a brief summary of the incident and provide general safety information for the work activity being undertaken at the time the incident occurred,” Mr McKinley said.

“This allows us to get information out to industry in a timelier manner for them to review their procedures to prevent a similar incident occurring at their workplace.”

“Our Safety Alerts take more time to produce as Inspectors are trying to determine and address the contributing factors to an incident.”

“This may take time if the incident is complex, or if our Inspectors are not receiving full cooperation from the workers and/or the business,” Mr McKinley said.

“A Safety Alert will be issued if the safety information in an IIR does not address the contributing factors of an incident once they are known.”

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