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Where are the risks?

Planning loading and unloading

Foot wear and clothing

Ground level controls

Access to vehicle

Access to vehicle

Surfaces

Surfaces

Access to vehicle

Maintenance

Access to vehicle

Where are the risks?

Many falls from vehicles occur during loading and unloading - you don’t have to fall far to land hard. Click on the illustration or the links on the left for further information.

Driver sitting in the cabin of a vehicle.

Planning loading and unloading

Plan loading and unloading to avoid the need to work at height. Click on the illustration for further information.

Driver accessing vehicle

Footwear and clothing

Selecting the right anti-slip footwear for the surface and conditions on your vehicle can prevent many slips and falls. Click on the illustration for further information.

Ground level controls

Ground level controls

Avoid the need to work at height by choosing plant with ground- based controls. Click on the illustration for further information.

Driver accessing vehicle

Access to vehicle

Provide safe access to all parts of the vehicle, including load area, cab and fifth wheel catwalk. Click on the illustration for further information.

Driver accessing vehicle

Access to vehicle

Provide safe access to all parts of the vehicle, including load area, cab and fifth wheel catwalk. Click on the illustration for further information.

Slip resistant surface on a vehicle

Surfaces

Ask for slip resistant surfaces where people have to walk to reduce the risk of slips and falls. Click on the illustration for further information.

Handles of an access to vehicle

Access to vehicle

Provide safe access to all parts of the vehicle, including load area, cab and fifth wheel catwalk. Click on the illustration for further information.

Driver accessing vehicle

Access to vehicle

Provide safe access to all parts of the vehicle, including load area, cab and fifth wheel catwalk. Click on the illustration for further information.

Maintenance of a vehicle

Maintenance

Keeping vehicles in good order keeps the driver safe. Click on the illustration for further information.