Campaign to stop car DIY jack deaths – media release

DIY mechanics are being urged to take safety seriously when working on cars at home as new statistics show that on average five people a year have been killed by a vehicle they were working under.

An awareness campaign by Consumer and Business Services, the SA Metropolitan Fire Service and the RAA is urging people working on their cars at home to use jacks safely, which includes using the correct jack for the job and using the appropriate support equipment.

Media release – Campaign to stop car DIY jack deaths (PDF 207KB)