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4 new Toolbox talks for hauliers

QNJAC has published new or updated toolbox talks on 4 health and safety issues for drivers and hauliers. The toolbox talks identify key legislation, the variety of different individuals who have responsibility for ensuring safe working practices / best practice and identifies key activities. The topics covered are;

  • Reducing tipper rollovers
  • Control of RCS / Dust for drivers in quarries
  • Vehicle breakdowns - prevention and management of them
  • Vehicle isolation and maintenance - key control

These toolbox talks can all be viewed in the Guidance Section of Safeprecast

Drivers Handbook

Please view the new Drivers Handbook.

The handbook is designed to recognise the professionalism and  work  of  our  fleets  and  is  a  tool  for   working  drivers  to help  them  understand  and  manage  the   risks  that  they  face and create when driving and operating vehicles for work.

The  handbook  captures  the  Best  Practice  from  MPA's  membership.

Companies drugs & alcohol policies for drivers

Many companies have a DnA policy and procedure that covers their employees. However, some difficulties can occur when trying to apply similar standards to non-employed drivers. The aim is compliance - not barring people from sites. This note covers areas that should be added in to an Owner driver/franchisee contract or a hired driver’s purchase order. Impairment could occur from drinking at work, immediately prior to work, or some time before work. It could be from legal drugs inappropriately taken, or illegal drugs. This guidance addresses a number of areas that could be considered.

MPAOccupational Health11/05/2016
LGV trailers Coupling, Uncoupling and Parking

A Code of Practice on the coupling, uncoupling and parking of trailers produced by the (UK) Institute of Road Transport Engineers. This is aimed at managers, supervisors and trainers but has good advice for everyone who has responsibility for the safety of large goods vehicles and drivers.