No. of Participants: 500

No. of Networks: 8


The transport industry in Queensland is working together, and with the workplace safety regulator, to devise and share effective ‘low-cost, high-impact’ safety initiatives to improve workplace safety throughout the state.

Key Outcomes:

  • Sharing individual knowledge builds collective wisdom, so transport industry operators don’t need to ‘reinvent the wheel’ to address workplace safety
  • A sustained commitment over time and a clear strategy, informed through proper consultation, are vital to engaging industry to participate in safety forums
  • Allowing industry to set the safety agenda increases engagement, ensures relevance and makes operators more motivated to act
  • The transport industry is highly competitive, however once operators share experiences they realise they face common challenges and are prepared to work together for a common safety objective
  • Focusing on ‘low-cost, high-impact’ safety solutions transcends the most common barrier to addressing safety: cost
  • While transport operators are committed to safety, they have many competing demands. Having a group that facilitates regular safety forums is crucial to maintaining sustained action
  • Taking a partnership, rather than compliance, approach helps regulators engage companies to work with them – and each other – to improve workplace safety