Truck emergency breakdown and roadside safety

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

Published: 01 Jul 2013
File type: PDF
File size: 900.56 kB
Length: 16 pages
Reading level: Medium

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