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Badly organised workplace transport

This kind of workplace transport incident is more common than you think, and with heavy machinery frequently involved, many result in serious injury or death.

This kind of workplace transport incident is more common than you think, and with heavy machinery frequently involved, many result in serious injury or death.

Vehicle related incidents in the workplace continue to be a major cause of concern, accounting for about around 50 deaths and over 1500 major injuries a year. Avoiding these injuries is pretty much common sense. For example, following simple rules such as keeping vehicles and people apart around factory spaces and loading areas cuts the risk considerably, as does ensuring loads are properly secured when being moved. People operating vehicles in workplaces without proper training or qualifications can have tragic consequences, but it is another fault HSE inspectors regularly find.

Updated: 2012-10-23