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Published:01 Mar 2010
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What it contains
Falling from flat-bed trailers is a risk for drivers when unloading items. This health and safety solution outlines how employers can help prevent falls by introducing risk control measures. These include:
stopping drivers from working on flat-bed trailers or using temporary platforms
using a work positioning system to prevent drivers moving beyond a certain point
introducing a fall arrest system or foldaway steps
At the end of the document, there is a diagram of a truck driver using temporary guard rails, a solid work platform and a portable hook step.