Experts in this field are work health and safety experts who have focused their studies on taxis, hire cars, ride sharing, and limousines. WH&S relates to the management of risks to the health and safety of anyone visiting a business, including workers, customers, and suppliers. In this case, it relates to the safety of the driver and passenger. Due to the public nature of these type of ride sharing situations, there are different WH&S considerations to those of private cars.
Some of the consequences of inadequate WH&S with public car services can lead to serious risk of injuries, especially when considering the maintenance and operation of the vehicle. Working with cars can be extremely dangerous if managed incorrectly, and that risk is amplified by the public nature of ride sharing and taxis - passengers are unpredictable and may be intoxicated or belligerent, and cause the driver to be distracted. There are also the usual musculoskeletal considerations of any work space, which must be taken into consideration when inspecting the car’s interior. There are several sources of guidelines for WH&S in ride sharing scenarios and they must be followed. These guidelines ensure safe practices for the workers, and a safe product for the end user, as the timber will be harvested and cut properly.
WH&S expertise in this area is usually sought to promote the well-being of all drivers and passengers, and to ensure safe practices are being promoted and enforced. Protecting workers and customers in this way both safeguards their personal health and the interests of the company, protecting them from legal action.
Experts in this area come from many professional backgrounds. Many will come from a ride share background, having worked with car hire services or similar themselves. Some will be trained OH&S experts, or generalised ergonomists. They may also come from a medical background, from doctors specialising in injuries at work to physiotherapists. The specific specialisation and background needed in your taxi, ride share, or limousine expert will be determined by the matter which requires examination.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.Expertise in Action
Experts in WH&S as it relates to public car services can be called upon to assist in policy design, enforcement and creation of safety measures, liability cases in the event of an accident, cases involving an injury sustained during a car ride, and many more.Sample Reports
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.Cost
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
A helpful resource on guidelines for WH&S in taxis and ride shares, and the general workplace safety rules they must also followWork health and safety for taxi drivers and operators
A resource on WH&S specifically for the drivers and operators of these services.Vehicles as a Workplace
A comprehensive resource on how WH&S consideration change when the vehicle becomes the workplace.Relevant Cases Chebib v Director of Public Transport (Occupational and Business Regulation)  VCAT 917 (26 May 2009)
A case in which a group of 95 taxi drivers were protesting the installation of safety screens inside their cars.PERISIC v FURQAN & ANOR (Civil Dispute)  ACAT 75 (9 August 2019)
A case involving indemnity as it related to a car accident involving an Uber.Related Blog Articles
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