- Talk to your Safety Adviser and managers about the requirements for vehicle access.
- Ask for steps and ladders to load areas and also suitable hand holds. Steps are better than ladders as they give more stable footing. Rigid handholds are less likely to fail than straps.
- Insist on slip-resistant surfaces where people walk. Punched metal and resin aggregate perform better in the wet than profiled metal such as chequer plate.
- Ask for ground-based controls where possible - look at the case studies for good ideas that you could use.
- Vehicle buyers' poster
Help HSE raise awareness of ways to prevent falls from vehicles at the point of selecting new vehicles for you fleet. [PDF 143KB]
- Vehicle buyers' spec check
7 practical ideas for helping prevent falls when specifying a new vehicle or upgrading existing fleet. [PDF 72KB]