NCIS data helping in the fight against DIY deaths

May 25th 2012

The National Coronial Information System (NCIS) is managed by the VIFM and provides mortality statistics for research reports into public health and safety. The NCIS recently provided data to inform the making of, “Don”t be a Jackass – an anti-manual for using a car jack,” a three minute film about the dangers involved in DIY car maintenance, specifically the safe use of car jacks. This film is part of the national DIY campaign from Product Safety Australia, and is one of the many ways in which NCIS data utilised to minimise injury, illness and death in our community.

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