Being struck or run over by moving vehicles, falling from vehicles, or vehicles over-turning are the most common causes of workplace transport incidents.
Vehicles operating in the workplace include cars and vans, lift trucks, heavy goods vehicles, dumpers, specialised vehicles or plant.
Often there is significantly more danger from vehicles in the workplace than on the public highway as the operating conditions are different.
Operators should be physically and mentally fit to drive or operate machinery as well as competent to do the work.
Vehicles must be safe, right for the job, driven safely, accessed safely, regularly maintained, repaired and inspected.
Vehicles should be segregated from other users of the site during vehicle movement or loading/unloading.
- Compliance with ADR & Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG10) Regs (as amended)
- Driving at work and HSENI's enforcement role
- Driving at work - an employer guide
- HSG136 - A guide to workplace transport safety - HSE (GB) website
- HSG 144 - The safe use of vehicles on construction sites - HSE (GB) website
- Workplace transport - safety information sheet
- Report of an accident at a level crossing
- Report of an accident not at a level crossing
- Report of an accident or a dangerous occurrence
- Reporting work-related road traffic incidents to HSENI
- Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 - www.legislation.gov.uk
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 - www.legislation.gov.uk
- Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 - www.legislation.gov.uk
- Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993 - www.legislation.gov.uk
Please note that these links are to the original legislation, visitors should verify for themselves whether legislation is in force or whether it has been amended or repealed by subsequent legislation.