Rebates to raise forklift safety

April 24, 2023

SafeWork NSW is offering rebates of up to $1000 through its Small Business Rebate Program to enable local small businesses to implement forklift safety improvements.

With five deaths and 1538 serious forklift-related incidents reported in the past five years, Minister for Work Health and Safety Sophie Cotsis is urging businesses and workers to follow forklift safety guidelines.

Incidents involving forklifts include collisions, rollovers, and objects falling off forklifts often have very serious and life-changing consequences.

SafeWork inspectors will visit businesses to check on forklift compliance and provide education on issues including licencing, traffic management, seatbelts, and forklift safety.

Find information on forklift safety, including safety videos and fact sheets on the SafeWork NSW website.