Unloading flat-bed truck trailers – delivery sites: A health and safety solution

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks of truck drivers falling from flat-bed truck trailers.
Last updated

Mar 2010

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Document length

2 pages

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.

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