WorkSafe Victoria requirement
WorkSafe Victoria advised that all market-approved vehicles must have an appropriate restraint/s fitted. This requirement applies to all electric vehicles, such as golf buggies, Taylor Dunns and forklifts, regardless of the year of manufacture.
If your business owns any market-approved vehicles, you must contact your preferred service provider to organise appropriate restraints to be fitted to the vehicle.
Melbourne Market service providers are now informed of this WorkSafe requirement and can advise and fit an appropriate restraint/s to your electric vehicle.
WorkSafe expects that all market-approved vehicles will be fitted with appropriate restraints by 30 June 2023. For any queries regarding the restraint requirement, please contact WorkSafe Victoria on 1800 136 089.
In order to support Market businesses for this Worksafe matter, the MMA will reimburse the cost of the Electric Vehicle Examination Checklist Fee (up to $99) for the first 100 compliant checklists submitted – see below for requirements. Businesses will be required to pay for any restraint/s fitted to their vehicles.
There is no additional MMA registration fee if your vehicle is currently registered with both Vic Roads and MMA; additional registration fees will only apply if registration has expired.
If you have any questions on the reimbursement and MMA registration, please contact Customer Service on 03 9258 6123