Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) now has information available for both taxi drivers and operators to reduce the risks and injuries in the industry and inform them of their work health and safety obligations.
Queensland has over 3,250 taxis operating in the state that play a vital role in the overall public transport equation, especially when other modes of public transport are not available early morning and late at night.
Queensland has more that 15,000 licensed taxi drivers and the states taxis carry in excess of 90 million passengers yearly.
The newly released guidelines cover areas of WHS such as:
- Where the responsibility for every facet of WHS sits in the industry for example vehicle safety, the condition of the vehicle, safe vehicle operation and passenger safety.
- The most common risks and injuries.
- Advice on handling aggressive customers
- Tips on how to manage the fatigue and other challenges of shift work.
To see more about these guidelines or to download a copy see their website.