Healthy, Safe and Productive Lives
This information sheet provides basic information and highlights legal responsibilities in the use, maintenance and examination of vehicle tail lifts (tail lifts).
The HSA has developed a new three year plan outlining a course of action, aimed at influencing and improving work related vehicle safety in Ireland.
Due to their size, weight and configuration, consignments of site cabins and prefabricated accommodation units are high-risk loads.
Round timber is a ‘live’ commodity, which can lead to independent movement of parts of the load if the restraint used is not adequate.
Load shifts can damage the goods you’re carrying, along with your vehicle, and put your life and other people’s lives at risk.
This Information sheet will help you learn about the relevant legislation, duties of employers, and how to implement a safe systems approach to managing driving for work.
This is a Code of Practice aimed at Contractors involved in Roadwork and Road Maintenance activities where three or less persons are employed. The aim of this Code of Practice is to improve the level of safety and health among small-scale employers and contractors (employing up to three employees) engaging in road works. It will help you put a Safety Statement in place covering you and your employees and will guide you on how to plan and work safely on site. Operational from August 8th 2016.
This information sheet will help you understand the causes of vehicle STFs and what you can do to prevent them.
This information sheet highlights the physical risks associated with manual handling in the transport and logistics sector. Examples of risk reduction measures that could be considered appropriate in different workplace settings are illustrated, but is by no means an exhaustive list of possible solutions.
The Health & Safety Authority working in partnership with An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority has developed this series of Load Safety information sheets, dealing with high-risk loads. Precast Concrete products are high-risk loads and the consequences of load shift can be extremely serious. Loads that are not firmly anchored to the load bed may shift during transport. This can make them unsafe.