The right vehicle for the job

Key messages

  • Employers must make sure that vehicles can do the job that is required of them.
  • Vehicles should be stable, whatever job they are doing.

Questions to ask

Your specification when choosing a workplace vehicle should include answers to the following questions

  • What are the dimensions of the load it will carry?
    • height
    • weight
    • width
  • How will loads be secured?
  • How far will the vehicle travel?
  • What terrain will the vehicle be driven on?
  • In what conditions will the vehicle be used, for example:
  • In a confined space (where an electric model may be more suitable)
  • In extremes of heat or cold? And will this affect the operation of the vehicle and/or the driver's ability to control the vehicle?


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Updated 2021-12-13