Truck emergency breakdown and roadside safety

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks posed by emergency roadside truck breakdowns.


What it contains

The safety of truck drivers, mechanical repairers and other road users is a key concern for workplaces when a truck needs roadside repairs. This document outlines the occupational health and safety and road safety legal requirements of employers to create safe systems of work.

It explains:

  • how risk assessment can ensure the safety of truck drivers and mechanics at the roadside, as well as passing traffic
  • ways to prepare for a roadside emergency
  • what to consider during the breakdown, like where the truck will stop and how it will be positioned
  • safety and traffic management during emergency roadside repairs