Every year 70 people are killed and 2000 more are seriously injured
in incidents involving vehicles at work. Often these incidents
occur in a lorry park or yard while goods are being delivered. In
many cases it is the driver who is injured.
The HSE is currently running an advertising campaign on radio and press in the North West and Midlands to raise awareness among the people who can make a real difference – depot managers and those who receive or despatch goods.
The concerns of professional drivers, about the dangers of delivery and collection of goods have also been included.
This campaign focuses on how depot managers can take small practical steps to make delivery areas safer. Examples include:
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For more advice on transport topics visit the HSE Vehicles at Work website.