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Carelessly parked vehicles are responsible for many of the injuries and deaths that result from Vehicles at Work accidents.

This guidance should be followed to help avoid problems.


Vehicles should be parked on firm and level ground, in a designated parking area if one is available.

People in charge of a workplace should consider parking areas. Area's should be:

Where vehicles have to be parked on a slope, they should:

Drivers must NEVER leave their vehicles without making sure that the vehicle and its trailer are securely braked.

A vehicle should not be left unless the brakes have been firmly applied, the engine stopped, the starter key removed, and any mounted equipment lowered to the ground. Remember:

Always secure the keys of vehicles left parked in workplaces overnight, at weekends, or when they are being left for long periods.