Car jack safety
A high number of Australian men die or are seriously injured each year while working under their cars using vehicle jacks, stands, or ramps, and Consumer Protection is keen to see a dramatic drop in these incidents.
Research undertaken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found 46 fatalities involving car jacks, vehicle ramps or blocks were reported in less than 10 years.
A national safety campaign was developed to raise awareness about the risks associated with do-it-yourself (DIY) vehicle maintenance and the simple steps to minimise the risks.
Because practitioners of DIY vehicle maintenance tend to ignore product warning labels and disregard the risk of death and serious injury from lifting and suspending vehicles, various Australian government agencies got together and found innovative ways to get the message to the target audience.
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