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Falls From Vehicles

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Falls from vehicles - toolbox talk : 

Falls from vehicles - toolbox talk

What is this about? : 

What is this about? There are over 2000 falls from vehicle accidents reported to HSE each year These are mostly falls from the load area of lorries and vans, lorry cab steps and the fifth wheel catwalk of articulated vehicles Major injuries are usually broken arms or legs, resulting in weeks off work There are probably many more that are not reported

What are we looking at? : 

What are we looking at? Safe access to and from our vehicles What the company can do What the driver can do

Vehicle cab entry : 

Vehicle cab entry Check around the steps for trip or slip hazards Never climb in with anything in your hands – place items on seat before entry Use handholds – NOT the steering wheel Maintain three points of contact

Getting out of the cab : 

Getting out of the cab Try to avoid obvious hazards as you park (such as uneven ground and puddles outside the driver’s door) Open the door, face the vehicle, grab the hand hold and step down backwards DON’T jump out forwards, this is bad for your knees in the long term, and you are much more likely to fall

Getting on to the load area : 

Getting on to the load area Always use the steps and handhold provided Do not use the ‘under run bars’, these are usually set in and slippery

On the load area : 

On the load area Keep it tidy – pick up loose ropes, packaging etc Report broken boards and other tripping hazards Follow any company procedures

Getting down from the load area : 

Getting down from the load area Always use the steps Get down backwards, facing the vehicle and using the handhold If there are problems, report them to your supervisor DON’T jump off the load area

Catwalk : 

Catwalk Do you know where the handhold is? Keep the area clean and tidy Climb down backwards DON’T jump off forwards

Special equipment : 

Special equipment Tail lifts Lorry-loader cranes Double-deck trailers Tankers Car/vehicle transporters

What the company can do : 

What the company can do Specify good access when buying vehicles Retro-fit equipment if necessary Consult safety reps, drivers etc Respond to ideas for improving access Keep equipment in good order Provide slip-resistant footwear Ensure supervisors check how people are getting on and off vehicles

What the employee can do : 

What the employee can do Take a few seconds to climb down facing the vehicle – DON’T jump Report missing or damaged equipment Report slip, trip and fall hazards Look at what other companies do- if you see a good idea, suggest it to your Safety Adviser Wear correct footwear Any ideas NOW?

Find out more : 

Find out more HSE have produced a range of information cards, case studies and pocket card to help you reduce falls from vehicles. Visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/fallsfromvehicles/ for more information.