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22 December, 2017

New WA Govt. App Helps Drivers to Safely Transport Dangerous Items

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The WA Government recently announced an innovative app – the Dangerous Goods Road Transport Decoder – that will make life much easier (and safer) for drivers who transport dangerous goods throughout Western Australia. This easy-to-use app was developed by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety and can be used offline when saved to a mobile’s home screen. Once the app is downloaded, users simply select the Class of dangerous goods (such as explosive or toxic gas) and the packaging type being transported. The safety app then provides information about the necessary transport safety requirements.

This app aims to provide drivers with a better understanding of the regulatory requirements related to the transport of dangerous goods, and this, in turn, will result in greater levels of driver safety.

According to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:

“One of the McGowan Government’s key priorities is the safety of workers and this app will help protect them and the public on Western Australian roads.”

“While ignorance of safety requirements is never an excuse, this app makes it easier for workers to know exactly what is required to safely transport dangerous goods to and from mine sites.

“This app is an excellent example of Western Australian innovation and I encourage transport drivers of dangerous goods to download it.”

To download the safety app, visit https://decoderapp.dmirs.wa.gov.au.

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