Falls from Vehicles

Working on top of vehicle with no fall protection

Falls from vehicles cause a significant number of workplace transport injuries especially sprains and strains. Most of these accidents occur when the person is:

  • Working at height on the vehicle or
  • Accessing / egressing the vehicle.

In several cases fatalities have occurred when the person has fallen from the vehicle and then been run over by the vehicle.

For further information on falls from vehicles, download our Information Sheet and print the Falls from Vehicles Poster (pdf, 84.89 KB).