New HSL load safety guides for drivers and operators
2nd Jul 2012
Unrestrained loads can increase the risk of vehicle rollover and load spillage as well as jeopardising the life of the driver and other road users.
Load shifts are without doubt a serious matter, but many of the injuries and deaths that happen as a result of them are entirely preventable. The Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) – the centre for health and safety research and incident investigations – has published two straightforward, jargon-free guides aimed at professional drivers and operators in the transport and logistics sector.
These guides offer simple, straightforward advice on safe loading and transport in general haulage. They explain why loads can move during transit, and what you can do to stop it happening. They also set out what your legal responsibilities are as a driver or an operator, and outline what you can do to make sure you're complying with them.
Load Safe, Road Safe - A Professional Driver's Guide to Safe Loading (£15) and Transport and Transport Safety - An Operator's Guide to Safe Loading and Transport (£30) can be purchased from The HSL’s website.