The Northern Territory workplace safety regulator has issued a warning regarding the importance of conducting risk assessments after two serious incidents were reported in as many days.
The first incident involved a worker who suffered significant injuries to his forearm which required emergency surgery.
The second involved a forklift which tipped over during a lifting process. Both incidents occurred during late September and were investigated, which revealed both incidents had not had an appropriate risk assessment completed.
In a statement from NT WorkSafe, “the equipment used may not have been the most suitable for the task at hand.”
“A risk assessment would have highlighted the appropriateness of the equipment used,” the statement said.
“All workers are reminded they have a duty under the Northern Territory’s work health and safety legislation to take reasonable care of their own health and safety.”