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Workplace transport

Workplace transport accidents frequently involve reversing vehicles. Both employees and customers are at risk and injuries can be fatal.

Case study

  • A motability car was being driven around the garage yard by an untrained driver. The car controls were in unfamiliar positions and when the driver wanted to brake he operated the accelerator pedal.
  • Driver/shunter working at the rear of a minibus in a vehicle wash, was crushed against the back of his vehicle by another bus driven into the wash.
  • Employee was struck by moving vehicle while walking across the garage yard. There was no system in place to segregate vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Motor car was being reversed out of a workshop when it struck a pedestrian who was walking outside the doorway.
Updated 2013-02-05