Vehicle to vehicle (V2V), vehicle to person (V2P) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) interactions are still one of the most significant OH&S mitigation challenges facing many industries, where vehicles, infrastructure and people interact.
In Queensland mining/quarrying alone, more than 23 per cent of high potential incident (HPI) hazards are related to vehicles as reported by the state’s Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME).
According to a recent report of a loader reversing over a light vehicle incident (Safety Alert No 342 dated June 5 2017) by the DNRME: “Vehicle interactions are the second highest cause of serious accidents and high potential incidents in Queensland mineral mines and quarries. Vehicle interactions have resulted in several fatalities to date.”
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