Plant - mini loaders overturning: A health and safety solution

How employers and workers can reduce or eliminate the serious workplace health and safety risks from mini loaders with buckets overturning or bucking.


What it contains

Mini loaders can buck or overturn and seriously injure or kill the vehicle’s operator, or injure people standing nearby. This document uses images to show common problems and risk situations where a mini loader with a bucket is likely to buck or overturn. It advises how to reduce or eliminate these risks by:

  • following manufacturer instructions for use
  • determining which end of the loader is heaviest without an attachment
  • carrying loads close to the ground
  • measuring slopes that the loader will work on
  • avoiding sudden control movements