Crackdown on Dangerous Goods – WA

The Department of Mines and Petroleum joined the WA Police, Main Roads, ComCare, the Department of Transport and WorkSafe in a joint operation focusing on ensuring that dangerous goods were being transported safely and securely.

The inspections were focused on the following key issues: safety equipment, correctly labelling and package types of dangerous goods being transported and associated paperwork. More information can be found at http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/7105_21351.aspx



Transport Company Fined $31,000

A transport company operating out of Western Australia has been fined $31,000 for breaches relating to the transport of dangerous goods. A total of 14 separate offences were charged against the company, including failure to placard, carry required documentation and safety equipment. More information can be found at:http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/trucking-company-fined-31-000-for-dangerous-goods.

This continues to reinforce the focus authorities in Western Australia are taking towards ensuring transporters of dangerous goods abide with the law at all times.