This guide provides advice for employers on what they need to do to comply with the law and reduce risk. It will also be useful for managers, supervisors, employees and their safety representatives, as well as contractors, vehicle operators and other organisations concerned with workplace transport safety.
The new guide is much shorter and more streamlined than the previous edition and includes advice on your general legal duties and information on health and safety management. There is also more specific advice on controlling risks associated with workplace transport, which has been restructured into three main areas:
- Safe site (design and activity)
- Safe vehicle
- Safe driver
The new edition has been updated to take account of new advice on workplace transport safety and also to reflect changes to relevant legislation and associated guidance. There are new sections on multi-deck vehicles and multi-site deliveries, as well as minor changes to other sections, such as on weighbridges and sheeting. It reflects and expands on the HSE leaflet Workplace transport safety: A brief guide.
Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg136.htm