Safety Tools / Links
Emergency + App with GPS
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have recently released a 000 app, Emergency +. The app is free to download and uses the GPS functionality built into smart phones to help Triple Zero (000) callers provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services.
This is an initiative of the Australian Government, State and Territory Emergency Services.
You can download the app from the app store on your mobile phone device or by following the link below:
Changes in Chain of Responsibility
On 1 October 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law was amended to provide that every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply
chain has a duty to ensure the safety of their transport activities.
For more information visit National Heavy Vehicular Regulator.
Mates in Construction
The Department for Infrastructure and Transport is proud to be a Tier 1 partner with MATES in Construction (MIC) which is a not-for-profit organisation. MIC provides support through its program of suicide awareness and prevention, and other initiatives that support workers with mental health problems, to create a more resilient building and construction workforce.
The safety, health and well-being of employees are integral. Mental health is just as important as physical safety and MIC helps to improve the psychological well-being of employees.
Since mid-2016, the Department has collaborated with MIC to deliver training across the organisation and for contractors we use.
Mobile Plant Safety Matrix
A Mobile Plant Safety Matrix (DOC, 428 KB) has been developed by Gateway South and is shared as a good practice example.
Safe Work Australia
For information on recognising and treating the most common forms of heat-related illness see the
First aid fact sheet.