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Safe Work Australia - Protecting food delivery workers to make every ride a safe ride


Friday 21 July 2023


Protecting food delivery workers to make every ride a safe ride

Protecting food delivery workers to make every ride a safe ride


All workers have the right to a healthy and safe working environment.

Since 2019, tragically 10 food delivery workers have died at work. This is devastating for workers, their friends and families and the broader community.

To address this, Safe Work Australia has developed an awareness campaign to increase food delivery workers’ knowledge of work health and safety and help make every ride a safe ride.

The Deliver yourself home safely campaign is essential for anyone who works in food delivery. It will help ensure they are aware of how to work safely and, how to deliver themselves home safely at the end of every shift.

The campaign website houses a suite of practical information and key contact details for food delivery workers on things like work health and safety risks and hazards, rights and duties, what food delivery workers can do to keep safe, dealing with abuse and extreme weather conditions.

As many food delivery workers are from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the campaign is fully translated into Mandarin, Punjabi, Nepali, Hindi, Urdu and Vietnamese as well as English.

This campaign complements national work health and safety guidance for the food delivery industry published by Safe Work Australia in 2021 to help food delivery riders, platforms and food outlets understand and comply with their duties under work health and safety legislation, identify and manage the relevant risks and hazards and understand how workers’ compensation applies to the gig economy.

Go to the website and share the resources to promote the Deliver yourself home safely campaign.