SOE produces a range of technical guides to support our members and industry in their roles. These guides are free to all SOE members, or can be purchased on request.

Best Practice Guide for Bus and Coach Tyre Maintenance

Advice on the best practice of fitting of tyres, use of tyres and the physical condition of tyres.

Wheel Chocks - Best Practice Guide

A guide from the IRTE on the safe and proper use of Wheel Chocks

Securing safe, efficient and sustainable reductions in atmospheric carbon dioxide

A further paper from the SOE focused on the safe, efficient and sustainable path towards reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Best Practice Guide for Tachograph Systems Compliance

Gordon J F Humphreys explains what is needed to protect an Operator's Licence.

Ending carbon dioxide originated by equipment operation entering the atmosphere

A paper on ending carbon dioxide originated by equipment operation entering the atmosphere

Improving Fuel Efficiency

How to prepare for a proper evaluation before an intervention to improve fuel economy can take place.

Maintenance Supplier Assessment

Best practice procedures for those who contract out the maintenance of their fleet.

Mobile Off-site Working Guide

Guidance for those working at locations other than their own company workshop.

Preventing Falls and Falling Loads from Tail Lifts

Guidance for the prevention of falls and falling loads from tail lifts by members of a Tail Lift Users Group.

Roadworthiness: Industry Best Practice

Assistance for vehicle operators and managers to improve vehicle maintenance controls and standards.

Roadworthiness: Industry Best Practice for PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicles)

Guidance on vehicle maintenance controls and standards for passenger carrying vehicles.

Safe Coupling & Uncoupling Guide

Assists those who control site where coupling and uncoupling is undertaken with the aim of reducing the likelihood of a runaway/rollaway incident.

Safe Working Practice for Open Top Tipping Bodies

Procedures to prevent the occurance of incidents involving tipping vehicles, and the laws surrounding these.

Tail Lift Operators – a simple guide

Basic information as to the legal responsibilities of tail lift operators, including current legislation at the time of publication.

Tail Lift – Specification Guide for Road Vehicles

A summary of the relevant information in tail lift regulations.

The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution

Building back better, supporting green jobs, and accelerating our path to net zero.

Tipper Stability Guide

FREE GUIDE - Guidance for the industry standard of tipper tilt testing and the safe use of tippers on uneven surfaces.

Vehicle Roll-over

Advice on best practice principles to avoid vehicle roll-over.

Wheel Security - A best practice guide

Advice on best practice guidlines for preventing wheel loss, and understanding why they become detached.