The most common cause of serious and fatal injuries in agriculture involve moving and overturning vehicles. These webpages provide guidance on how to manage workplace transport issues.
- Safe Stop
- Safe Vehicle
- Safe Driver
- Safe Site
Tractors & self propelled vehicles
The majority of tractor and other farm vehicle fatal accidents are as a result of overturns when working on slopes or running over people.
All Terrain Vehicles
ATVs are designed to cope with a wide variety of terrain types, including steep slopes, but if used outside their safe operating parameters they can very rapidly become unstable.
Telehandlers are widely used for moving materials and goods, but they are involved in about a quarter of all workplace transport accidents.
On the road
Travelling with a tractor mounted fore-end loader or telescopic materials handler on the public highway?
Never approach or walk behind or beside a reversing vehicle. If you must approach, attract the driver’s attention and get them to stop. Do not get on or off vehicles whilst they are moving.