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Report on Access to and work on flatbed vehicles (UK)

The Health and Safety Executive published on 14 November 2016 a Report on Access to and work on flatbed vehicles.

The aim of the research was to establish contributory factors to incidents and areas of concern when accessing or working on flatbed vehicles, and to suggest areas where improvements may be practicably made.

Flatbed vehicles are widely used to transport many types of goods on the road. They offer advantages over closed vehicles in terms of easy access to the load bed for loading and unloading and versatility of use.

A number of fatal or major incidents are reported to HSE and local authorities where drivers, members of the public, or site personnel have been injured during the loading and unloading of these vehicles.

This report describes a multi-disciplinary, mixed-method approach to research on this topic, comprising both quantitative and qualitative analysis, undertaken to establish contributory factors to incidents and areas of concern when accessing or working on flatbed vehicles.

For further details and key points consult the full report at:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr1079.pdf

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