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Court Summary - at a glance
a) Develop, document, communicate and implement appropriate training for straddle carrier drivers in relation to:
- The risk of the straddle carrier tipping whilst turning;
- The operation and significance of the tip alarm; and
- The actions to be taken if the tip alarm were activated.
b) Ensure that there was in place an effective system for monitoring and addressing critical tip alarm activations by straddle drivers;
c) Ensure that there was in place an effective system for monitoring and enforcing safety policies in relation to the wearing of seatbelts whilst driving and the use of handheld electronic devices in operational areas, by straddle drivers; and
d) Ensure that the bonus scheme incorporated parameters that promoted safe driving practices in relation to the stability of the straddle carriers, to counter-act any incentive to achieve greater productivity at the expense of safety.