DRIVING - 14.10.2020
Drivers afraid of the road
De-skilled. The Institute of Advanced Motorists reports that one-in-five drivers and riders are more anxious about being on the road since the start of lockdown. The 1,000 drivers interviewed expressed concerns about their own confidence, other drivers’ road sense and the number of cyclists encountered. They also had coronavirus concerns in relation to car sharing. ...
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT - 14.10.2020
Traffic management plans for small works
A facilities management company carrying out relatively small-scale construction works on a footpath has found itself in court over a vehicle collision. How would a traffic management plan have helped to prevent the accident?
FORK LIFT TRUCKS - 28.09.2020
Fork lift truck ran over worker’s foot
An employee of a freight and logistics company suffered multiple fractures to his foot when a fork lift truck (FLT) was driven over it. What measures should his employer have implemented to prevent it?
CORONAVIRUS - TRANSPORT - 25.06.2020
Get on your bike?
The pandemic has put a new focus on the benefits of cycling and walking to work, as opposed to taking public transport or driving. What does the government’s Cycle to Work scheme offer small businesses?
VEHICLES - 11.06.2020
HSE safety alert - air suspension systems
Under pressure. The HSE has issued a safety alert concerning air suspension systems on large vehicles. It’s aimed at the motor vehicle repair industry, including those carrying out mobile work (see The next step ). It states that following several serious incidents businesses should be aware of the risk of collapse of inadequately supported vehicles. It also highlights the danger of rupture or release of components from damaged air suspension systems. ...
DRIVING - 07.05.2020
Rare prosecution for driver fatigue
A contractor to the rail industry has been heavily criticised for its dangerous approach to the management of driving hours. What happened and how should the firm have managed the risk of driver tiredness?