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Driver Certificate of Professional Competence Course 3 Working and Driving © Les Kelly 2010.

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1 Driver Certificate of Professional Competence Course 3 Working and Driving © Les Kelly 2010

2 Subjects Covered Basic Health & Safety guidance Aims & objectives of safe loading & your legal requirements Effect of movement on loads & the consequences of unsecured loads Use of equipment for load security The importance of safe loading Health & Safety legislation Accidents at work Reacting to & assessing emergency situations Emergency procedures Roadside breakdown procedures © Les Kelly 2010

3 Suitable basic PPE Gloves Hi – Viz vest Toe-tector boots Hard hat Goggles Health & Safety Guidance © Les Kelly 2010

4 Moving & reversing vehicles One of the most dangerous areas for drivers and other employees of a transport company is the marshalling or yard area A driver was crushed when a lorry rolled back into a sloping loading bay. The handbrake was off! A transport manager was crushed against the cab of another vehicle when a lorry reversed A warehouse worker was crushed when directing a reversing lorry A driver was crushed between his and another vehicle after it ran away while the trailer was being coupled All information courtesy of the HSE Copyright Les Kelly 2009 CTDHC Health & Safety Guidance Your truck will not bend, to miss the pedestrian LOOK! THINK! ASSESS! Then reverse

5 Aims and objectives of safe loading Check the GVW on the company weighbridge before setting out from the depot If a weighbridge is not available at the depot, drive directly to a public one. You can legally do this as long as you can prove that you are going to the weighbridge without any deviation of route. However tippers cannot go from the loading point (building site) to the tip using this as an excuse YOU WILL BE PROSECUTED © Les Kelly 2010

6 If a load or a part of a load falls into water and causes pollution, and the waters are controlled, this is an offence under the water resources act This could attract a maximum fine of £ together with the cost of cleaning up the water This includes diesel from vehicles Copyright Les Kelly 2009 CTDHC Aims & objectives of safe loading & your legal requirements

7 Principles of Load Safety Copyright Les Kelly 2009 CTDHC Effect of movement on loads & the consequences of unsecured loads The load is moving in perpetual motion, as your vehicle moves the load follows The load also moves (presses) downwards causing ‘drag’ through weight issues on the axles, tyres and suspension As you turn the load moves sideways placing extra pressure on the suspension, axles and tyres

8 What does legislation cover? In short, everything to do with the workplace! Trips and falls Manual Handling Lorries in the workplace PPE Forklifts Lorry loaders Health & Safety Legislation © Les Kelly 2010

9 Accident percentages 3% Towing accidents 5% Fire damage 15% General damage 26% Vandalism and Theft 24% Reversing collision 27% Forward collision Information courtesy of the HSE Accidents at work © Les Kelly 2010

10 Basic procedures Call the relevant office to get the situation dealt with If necessesary call the emergency services to advise them of any problems, such as when you breakdown on a major junction or when you have blocked a road Get yourself clear and in a safe place whilst awaiting help Roadside emergency procedures © Les Kelly 2010

11 Motorway procedures YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST EVEN IF YOU HAVE A MOBILE PHONE! (Highway Code Rule 275 & 283) Laws MT(E&W) reg 14 & MT(S)R reg 12 Return to your vehicle and place yourself behind the armco barrier for safety Do not sit in your vehicle or stand on the hard shoulder Roadside emergency procedures © Les Kelly 2010


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