Safety is always a priority here at Centenary Towing and we strive to ensure we apply best practice principles when loading and unloading. We believe both employer and employee have a duty of care when it comes to ensuring health and safety procedures are observed. Let’s take a look at some of the risks associated with loading and unloading tilt tray trucks.
Health & Safety Responsibility
Health and safety guidelines must always be followed to ensure potential hazards are minimised. Training, proper instruction and supervision are the key ingredients when it comes to working with tilt tray trucks safely. At Centenary Towing we always ensure that safe procedures are followed and we never cut corners. All our employees are aware of proper procedures and play their part in the safe operation of our tilt tray trucks.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is another key part of health and safety. Operators of tilt tray trucks should always wear safety shoes and a hi-visibility vest. Gloves, sun protection and eye/ear protection may also be required depending on the outcome of the initial risk assessment. Witches hats are also a key safety item when loading and unloading.
Health & Safety Training: Tilt Trays
Proper training is imperative when it comes to implementing and maintaining safety standards in any industry. Some of the issues safety training should cover include:
- Recognising site hazards and security
- Working safely on busy roads, dimly lit roads or in inclement weather conditions
- How to recognise different aspects of a load (including wheeled and non-wheeled) and correctly load attachment points
- What precautions should be taken for particular pieces of equipment
- Use of slings and inspecting winch ropes and hooks for defects.
- Selecting a tow point and securing it.