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Quest 3: Vehicles at work - Five steps to risk assessment

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Information about specific risks related to workplace transport

Via Will Abbott
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Dad will benefit from regular risk assessments within his own company as it will allow him to identify any risks or hazards with his machinery or work sites that he or his employees may be working at. Risk assessments will aid him in being able to not only identify the risks but also to control them, minimising the possibility of accidents, machinery failure, injury or death.

 

By familiarising himself with a risk assessment process Dad will become efficient when undertaking risk assessments and will successfully identify and remove any hazards or risks.

 

Provided training for his employees on risk assessment could also be beneficial so that Dad can gain a wider perspective on any hazards or risks, and possibly even identifying some that he may have overlooked or missed within his own assessment.

 

Risk assessments are simply another efficient way of identifying risks so that procedures and plans can be constructed to remove or control them, allowing for a safer work environment.

 

http://www.hse.gov.uk/workplacetransport/information/riskassessment.htm

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Will Abbott's curator insight, May 7, 2014 6:56 AM

Darrell Watts would find this helpful to identify and valuate the risks in his workplace , once this has been done inprovements towards the known risks can take place , this could be achieved with training  in certain areas or more safety measures put into place.

 

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Quest 3: Frequently Asked Questions: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Safe Work Australia

Quest 3: Frequently Asked Questions: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Safe Work Australia | In 5 Years Time... | Scoop.it
This site contains materials supporting the WHS laws including; the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model Codes of Practice. Analysis of data and research relating to work health and safety and workers’ compensation is available from this site.
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It is important to comply with Workplace Health and Safety laws and regulations to ensure you are wearing the correct and suitable personal protection equipment for your workplace and environment. These laws, regulations and standards have been created to ensure that everything used and worn is minimising risk to the person's health and safety. 

http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/model-whs-laws/faqs/pages/faq-ppe

 

It is important for Dad as a company owner and manager to ensure that himself and his workers are complying with these laws as they can help provide sun safety and safety from burns scratches and cut whilst at work. Being up to standard with PPE means that some small amount of risk has been controlled by clothing and equipment.

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Quest 3: Vehicles at work - Five steps to risk assessment

Quest 3: Vehicles at work - Five steps to risk assessment | In 5 Years Time... | Scoop.it
Information about specific risks related to workplace transport

Via Will Abbott
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Dad will benefit from regular risk assessments within his own company as it will allow him to identify any risks or hazards with his machinery or work sites that he or his employees may be working at. Risk assessments will aid him in being able to not only identify the risks but also to control them, minimising the possibility of accidents, machinery failure, injury or death.

 

By familiarising himself with a risk assessment process Dad will become efficient when undertaking risk assessments and will successfully identify and remove any hazards or risks.

 

Provided training for his employees on risk assessment could also be beneficial so that Dad can gain a wider perspective on any hazards or risks, and possibly even identifying some that he may have overlooked or missed within his own assessment.

 

Risk assessments are simply another efficient way of identifying risks so that procedures and plans can be constructed to remove or control them, allowing for a safer work environment.

 

http://www.hse.gov.uk/workplacetransport/information/riskassessment.htm

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Will Abbott's curator insight, May 7, 2014 6:56 AM

Darrell Watts would find this helpful to identify and valuate the risks in his workplace , once this has been done inprovements towards the known risks can take place , this could be achieved with training  in certain areas or more safety measures put into place.

 

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Quest 3: Worker Safety on or near Public Roads.


Via Hayden Pearce
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My chosen damsel in distress is my father who is a machinery operator/contractor with the Rockhampton City Council.

 

When contracting with Rockhampton City Council it is a requirement to work on and near public roads. Machinery is used on the roads which also creates a hazard of the cars travelling past the jobsite.

 

This documentation identifies high volumes of traffic, inadequate signage and poor traffic management as some key hazards when performing road works.

 

I believe these checklists will provide a level of risk management for road workers as it requires a job site inspection - encouraging the person to thoroughly analyse the site and make informed decisions as to what is sufficient and what aspects or hazards may need some attention.

 

The risk assessment will also provide opportunity for improvement of safety standards on the job site as inspections and assessments will be completed frequently, and these checklists include reviewing the PPE of the workers. These checklists cover all aspects of a road works site thoroughly, ensuring that all employees carrying out different jobs (ranging from traffic control to physical work on the road) are covered, therefore managing most OHS issues and hazards within this workplace.

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How this guidance will assist a police officer in their environment.

 

Another primary hazard police officers are exposed to on a daily basis, especially those who choose to work within the confines of road safety, relates to working on roads.

 

Working on roads is a very dangerous activity and as the Western Australian Government, ‘Worker safety on or near Public roads’ Industry checklist (2014, p. 1) points out, requires the management of multiple and fluctuating hazards.

 

Some of the key hazards identified include:


- high volumes of traffic;

- inadequate signage; and

- poor traffic management.

 

Police officers working on or near a road are exposed to the same hazards as any road worker. However, generally, when police are controlling traffic they are resource limited and are usually responding to an already hazardous incident. This type of scenario poses a high degree of risk for the individual and considering my fellow colleague operates under the road safety banner he is a key stakeholder.

 

The reason I believe this industry checklist would be beneficial is because it documents the key underpinning principles of what should be utilised. Additionally, it provides a checklist that would normally be ‘ticked off’ by an individual in their head on an ad-hoc basis under varying conditions.

 

I would not expect that this checklist be utilised on the road however, if it was read in conjunction with his already extensive knowledge surrounding working on roads, then it may provide further clarity or information that was not already known.

 

The checklist also provides a risk matrix, which would allow him to score the risks he deals with. I know from experience that this is never completed formally so this may assist in allowing him to conceptualise and fully appreciate the dangers involved, placing more of a safety emphasis on each hazard whilst becoming more situationally aware.

 

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Western Australian Government, Department of Commerce 2014, Worker safety on or near public roads, viewed 11 April 2015, http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/atoms/files/traffic_control.pdf.

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OHS - Quest 2

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This is my partner Josh. Josh is employed at SMW Rockhampton and also contracts on mining sites as an auto electrician. When completing his apprenticeship, Josh was trained to ensure that most, if not all, hazards that he may find are reduced to ensure he can complete his work safely.

Josh's major OHS hazard is electrocution. Working with large amounts of messy wires in small confined spaces leaves a great amount of room for mistakes, slip ups and errors which could potentially electrocute him and cause him harm. Burns are other hazard that come hand in hand with electricity.

The small confined spaces in which Josh is required to work in (whether it be cars, trucks or machinery) presents strain injury hazards which also means there are hazards of repetitive movement injury.

Fellow workers present a distraction hazard. If Josh is not focussed on what he is doing and is too busy communicating with a co-worker he could risk completing a task incorrectly and being electrocuted, potentially injuring himself.

Josh works many long hours and often works night shift. Fatigue during these lengthy shifts present another hazard where he may lose concentration and focus, risking injury or harm.

When working under a car that is suspended on a hoist Josh runs the risk of hydraulics failing, which would cause a hazard of the car falling and crushing him which could cause injury or death.

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OHS - Quest 2

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My father works as a machinery operator for his own small company which contracts with the Rockhampton City Council. This image shows his closest call with serious injury on the jobsite. 

The major hazards associated with operation of machinery are the actual machines themselves. The requirement to sit in small machines for long periods of time presents many hazards such as suffering from aches, cramps and pains in his back, knees and neck from restricted and repetitive movement. Other hazards include injury from repetitive movement, especially in his shoulders, arms, wrists and ankles from moving levers and pressing pedals.

There are other risks associated with machinery such as hydraulics failing and causing buckets etc to fall - creating a hazard for both the operator and surrounding colleagues. There are other OHS risks such as objects falling from the bucket, causing injury to those nearby as well as the operator (as seen in the image where a tree trunk fell and almost skewered dad). The OHS hazards associated with operating machinery are outlined for the operators and methods of reducing the dangers of such hazards are covered thoroughly within operation training courses.

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Dream Condo on Rio’s Ipanema Beach at 50% Discount

Dream Condo on Rio’s Ipanema Beach at 50% Discount | In 5 Years Time... | Scoop.it

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I was practically raised on the beach. I grew up in Yeppoon and have always used the beach as my get away to clear my head ever since I can remember. I know that if I were to ever try and live in the city I would probably die from stress (joking! it just wouldn't suit me). I hope that in 5 years time I have found myself a beautiful home by the beach and I hope that I continue to use the beach as my method of relaxation.

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5 Ways to Celebrate World Water Day

5 Ways to Celebrate World Water Day | In 5 Years Time... | Scoop.it

A holiday for H2O

Sunday is World Water Day, a United Nations initiative to celebrate clean water and bring attention to those who don’t have enough of it. A new report released ahead of World Water Day warns about a looming shortage, and centers on this year’s theme: water and sustainable development.

Here are five ways to celebrate World Water Day.

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I'm quite a bit of an environmentalist, having grown up being taught my father's ways of appreciating the world upon which we walk and always giving back to nature. I have a soft spot when it comes to seeing the advertisements on television of the third world  countries where water is scarce and people are starving to death. I'm quite a freak when it comes to saving and preserving water hence why this article appealed to me.

In five years time I hope to be implementing my knowledge to promote higher occupational health and safety standards but also being able to promote environmentally friendly working practices through these standards. I dream of the day where our world's natural resources aren't becoming so scarce and that our society and workplaces are working to become environmentally sustainable environments.

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Vanished: 11 flights that mysteriously disappeared

Vanished: 11 flights that mysteriously disappeared | In 5 Years Time... | Scoop.it
The history of aviation is littered with mysterious disappearances like that of MH370.

Via Paulo Gervasio
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Ever since I was a little girl I've always had an undying passion for aviation crash investigations. When I was younger I used to read uncountable numbers of books and watch endless amounts of documentaries about air crash investigations. This pretty much makes it obvious that my ultimate lifelong goal is to be active and experienced in aviation investigation units. 
Lately my passion has been fuelled and is becoming quite out of hand with all of the recent aviation incidents worldwide. This has only brought my long term goals of working with aviation forensics more towards a short term goal. 

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Study: Exercise cuts risk of dying early by 50% - Detroit Free Press

Study: Exercise cuts risk of dying early by 50% - Detroit Free Press | In 5 Years Time... | Scoop.it
Large, long-term study confirms a better heart health boost odds of a long life.
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Exercise always has and always will be a major part of my life. I have found comfort in exercise in not only keeping myself active and healthy but have found exercise helps me to return to my work or studies focussed and alert. In 5 years time I hope to be developing my skills within my favourite sport of cheerleading and hope to be extending my sporting interests to other fields of activity. I Unfortunately, I will eventually have to give my cheerleading 'career' up to make time for my occupation however I hope to always keep active within the cheerleading world whether it be continuing my coaching experience. Cheerleading has given me not only physical benefits but has allowed me to develop many skills and qualities you can only be taught by the people around you. I have learnt not only teamwork skills but commitment, dedication, how hard work pays off in the end and how to have a love and passion for something. I know that with the challenges that a career in Accident Forensics presents I will definitely be relying on some form of physical activity to not only keep me healthy, but also to keep me focussed and committed. According to this article by continuing to keep exercise and physical activity present in my lifestyle and everyday routine I will be possibly boosting my odds of a longer life, allowing for more time to extend my career! In 5 years time I hope to uphold these qualities, values and skills and always apply them to my work and hopefully influence the people around me positively.

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McDonald's Burns Prompt Investigation - Occupational Health and Safety

McDonald's Burns Prompt Investigation - Occupational Health and Safety | In 5 Years Time... | Scoop.it
OSHA has launched an investigation after 28 employees suffered injuries due to allegedly poor safety standards.
Brydie Lucht's insight:

In 5 years I hope to see myself working towards establishing and promoting safer and healthier workplaces throughout Queensland. I chose to re-scoop this due to my own experiences within the workplace. After having personal experience in working in dangerous and unhealthy environments with little to no safety procedures or precautions in place I hope to be able to use my knowledge and qualifications to eradicate any such workplaces. I hope to be in a position where I can possibly prevent avoidable incidents and/or injuries such as these.

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Quest 3: Heat stress

Quest 3: Heat stress | In 5 Years Time... | Scoop.it
Causes and sources of heat stress, types of heat related illness, control measures.
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This article provides great information on what heat stress is and examples of heat stress, causes, symptoms, treatments and prevention. It is important for Dad to be educated on heat stress as he works in the sun for lengthy hours during the day. Working on the roads in summer not only means Dad cops heat from the sun but also heat from the bitumen on the roads, putting him at high risk of suffering from heat stress.

 

Because the weather is an uncontrollable hazard it is important to stay hydrated and wear unsafe PPE whilst working in order to avoid suffering from heat stress, PPE should include long sleeved shirts, wide brim hats and sunscreen. Plenty of water is almost a must have whilst working in order to avoid dehydration.

 

I believe it is important for Dad and people working similar jobs to him to be educated on the topic of heat related injuries and illnesses such as heat stress in order to know how to correctly prevent it and even to recognise the symptoms/warning signs.

 

 

 

 

https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/injury-prevention-safety/workplace-hazards/dangers-in-your-workplace/heat-stress

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Quest 3: Bobcat Safety Training

Several training providers offer safety training courses designed for Bobcat vehicles and construction equipment. Article source: http://www.ehow.com/facts_7...

Via Vince Neumann
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By providing constant inductions and check-ups for machinery operators the risk of injury being caused whilst operating or injury to bystanders can be controlled.

 

Frequent training check-ups will ensure that all operators are working on the same level and all have the same understanding of procedures and safety precautions that should be taken whilst operating a machine. With everyone operating on the same level and having the same knowledge it will lessen the risk of injury or accidents as all workers will know how to respond to scenarios and how to avoid accidents.

 

Frequent training and inductions will also ensure that everyone is up-to-date with any new machinery operation requirements, ticketing and "rules", therefore everyone will be fully qualified and education on the topic of machines.

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OHS - Quest 2

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(Costuming due to a dress up week for the children)

This is Debbie. She is the owner/dance teacher/cheerleading coach/fitness instructor at Debbie's Dance Studio in Rockhampton.

Debbie's job requires her to dance 6 days a week every single week. The major OHS hazard Debbie expects to find in her profession is injuries related to physical activities. Due to the lengthy hours of constant dancing Debbie can suffer from weakened ankles and aching muscles which increases the risk of injuring herself easier the more tired she gets. Such injuries could mainly occur in her feet and ankles.

Debbie also faces a fatigue hazard from continuous exercise. This hazard could lead her to potentially injure herself easier than she thought she could due to being tired. Repetitive movement injuries are also another huge hazard for Debbie.

The loud and echoing music in the dance hall rises another OHS hazard for Debbie where the lengthy exposure could cause potential ear and hearing damage.

Being in a closed off hall with no open windows being cooled by air-conditioning presents another OHS hazard. With numerous children entering and exiting the dance hall coming into contact with Debbie, they could be bringing germs and even colds and flu into the airflow. This causes a hazard to Debbie as she may contract such colds and flus.

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OHS - Quest 2

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This is Tristan Wratten. Tristan currently works as a DJ at Flamingo's on Quay Rockhampton and also travels around Queensland performing live gigs at busy nightclubs.

DJing is a form of entertainment therefore Tristan's job requires him to be upbeat and in tune with his crowd. Generally this means he consumes alcohol whilst working - and a lot of it. This provides the first and major OHS hazard within Tristan's job. Whilst performing, usually he stands on a raised stage or platform above the crowd, and when heights are mixed with large amounts of alcohol the hazard of falling off the stage and causing serious harm becomes quite a big one. Alcohol also can cause many health issues such as liver disease, heart problems, digestive problems, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and much more.

Another OHS hazard Tristan could expect to find in his work environment is electrocution from the cables connected to his decks. Cables and cords also present a tripping hazard, which when tripping from a height, could again cause serious harm. The hazard of having drinks on the tables next to the decks presents a spillage hazard which would also present an electrocution hazard.

The level of noise that Tristan is exposed to also presents another OHS hazard. Constantly being in a loud, often echoey environment can cause harmful ear and hearing damage.

As any job associated with alcohol would, Tristan's job also presents a hazard of harm and abuse from intoxicated and disoriented members of the crowd.

DJing means working lengthy shifts at late hours of the night/early hours of the morning. Fatigue mixed with alcohol presents a hazard of Tristan forgetting where a cord or lead is and tripping or possibly becoming disoriented whilst performing.

Strobe lights etc have the potential to cause harm and damage to Tristan's eyesight and are therefore another hazard he has to deal with whilst at work.

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Positive Teams Are More Productive

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I Research-based ways to make your employees happier.


Via Bobby Dillard
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In 5 years time I hope to be working diligently within an Accident Forensics team that is positive and successful. I hope that I am happy within my career and that I'm not regretful in any decisions I have made to do with my career. In 5 years time I hope that I am gaining the most I can from my experiences and that I am surrounded by a supportive and happy team of experts.

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4 Things Every Kid Needs To Hear From Their Father.

4 Things Every Kid Needs To Hear From Their Father. | In 5 Years Time... | Scoop.it
In a culture where words are cheap, it's crucial that we build our children up with encouraging words. Our choice to do this will leave a lasting impression on their lives, and change the future!

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This scoop really touched a place in my heart as my father and I have always been very very close. Ever since I was a little girl my dad has always been my hero, and always will be until the day I die. Growing up, I learnt a majority of my life lessons from my father. I always admired him for his kind heart and always carry myself in a way I hope that he would be proud of. Growing up, my dad and I shared many interests and passions, including World War 1. Since I can remember, my dad and I have always attended the Dawn Services every single year together, and have always had very knowledgable conversations around this topic. I made a promise to myself that one day I would take my dad to the Gallipoli Dawn Service, just me and him. In 5 years time I hope to have fulfilled that promise and have shared that experience with my father.

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11 Awesome Growth Hacks for Your Bar or Restaurant

11 Awesome Growth Hacks for Your Bar or Restaurant | In 5 Years Time... | Scoop.it

There are lots of ways to grow. Check out these awesome, easy-to-implement growth hacks that can help launch your bar or restaurant brand and keep customers coming in.


Via Craig Aberle
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I've been a bartender since I was 14 years of age. I started out as a restaurant bartender at the Crooked Cactus and worked my way up to the scary night clubs of Rockhampton.. starting at the Heritage Hotel and I'm now currently loving my job as a bartender at Flamingo's on Quay.
Now, everyone 18+ in Rockhampton knows that Flamingo's is never quite busy. When it re-opened it was exclusive to people aged 25+, hence never giving it a huge grand re-opening into Rockhampton's night life. Since re-opening, the night life in Rockhampton has not been the same, the nights are quieter and people don't seem to be 'raving' as hard as they used to be. (Sounds strange coming from a girl who is not yet 18, but trust me I've just about seen it all). The staff at Flamingo's have been working extra hard to try and 'grow' the venue's popularity within Rockhampton, and slowly but surely, we're getting there. We're becoming more appealing to the younger crowd and with the closing down of The Heritage Hotel, we seem to be setting off on the right foot.

Obviously being a night club we must follow very precise and strongly re-inforced health and safety procedures and rules. Without these procedures I'm sure our venue would probably not still be open today with the mixture of alcohol, highly intoxicated patrons, staircases and platforms.

This article has appealed to me especially since I myself have been working super hard with the promotion side of Flamingo's and these 'hacks' were quite interesting to read. However, in 5 year's time I hope to have seen my last days working as a bartender and enduring the long night shift hours.

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3 Years of Travel in 3 Minutes (Lessons and Adventures)

Three Years of Travel and Adventure around the World in 3 Minutes. Includes scenes from India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Ukraine, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria, Greece, Italy, the...
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In 5 years time I hope to have accumulated great experiences with worldwide travel. I have always dreamt of travelling overseas and experiencing the feeling of being free (as the youtube clip suggests). I hope that by 2020 I have at least travelled and seen as much of the world as I can possibly fit (and afford!) into 5 years. My personal goal is to have satisfied my ever present feeling of wanderlust.
Hopefully my travels will  fuel my passion for a career with Accident Forensics and hopefully give me an insight to the OHS standards, policies and regulations that other countries may uphold. I believe that by travelling and experiencing other countries and the way they run it will give me more insight and a new perspective towards Australian OHS.

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[VIDEO] This Car Crash Compilation Will Make You Sober And More Safety Conscious : Your BLog Name|

[VIDEO] This Car Crash Compilation Will Make You Sober And More Safety Conscious : Your BLog Name| | In 5 Years Time... | Scoop.it
[VIDEO] This Car Crash Compilation Will Make You Sober And More Safety Conscious http://t.co/fRaAp2oPvA http://t.co/8T0jox4GSy
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In 5 years time I am hoping to be gaining experience in the investigations of car accidents and hopefully using that experience and my knowledge gained to promote safer Australian roads. According to the Queensland Government statistics show that more and more Queenslanders are dying on the roads each year. Having many young people my own age and some even that I have known of I hope that I will be able to apply knowledge gained from these types of investigations to contribute to this annual toll decreasing, keeping more young Queenslanders safe on the roads.

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