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Safety alert: wheel rim (May 2015)

A Hino rear-loader (2007 import) was being driven to a collection point when the truck started to jerk back and forth. The driver’s first thought was that it was the clutch, as this had just... Read More

Safety alert: refuse transfer station fall (March 2015)

A customer was disposing of refuse at a transfer station.  While unloading the refuse, the person slipped and fell into the pit, landing on top of rubbish bags Read More

Safety Alert: Inspection of couplings for dog trailers, pig trailers and road train dollies (August 2014)

Please find below a safety alert distributed by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on the inspection of couplings for dog trailers, pig trailers and road train dollies. Read More

Safety Alert: Unauthorised personnel (June 2014)

An unauthorised runner was injured, when climbing out of a collection vehicle. Read More

Safety Alert: Hydraulic injection – hand activated grease gun (February 2014)

 A hose ruptured whilst an operator was attempting to remove a hand grease gun from a grease nipple. This safety alert was issued by Liebherr Australia Pty Ltd. Read More

Safety Alert: Issues with Tow Couplings (September 2013)

Tow couplings that were not fully engaged have caused several crashes and near misses recently and drivers should be checking couplings are safe  before hitting the road.  This safety alert,... Read More

NZTA Safety Alert for Truck and Trailor Operators

In the past two months there have been two instances of tow coupling failures on trailers.  Almost all couplings rely on the lower bush egress hole being completely clear to allow for the drop... Read More