Healthy, Safe and Productive Lives
Due to their size, weight and configuration, consignments of site cabins and prefabricated accommodation units are high-risk loads.
Round timber is a ‘live’ commodity, which can lead to independent movement of parts of the load if the restraint used is not adequate.
Load shifts can damage the goods you’re carrying, along with your vehicle, and put your life and other people’s lives at risk.
Your employer must ensure that you are allowed to carry out your role as a safety representative or as a member of the safety committee. They must ensure that you can obtain the training to carry out your functions successfully.
This Information sheet will help you learn about the relevant legislation, duties of employers, and how to implement a safe systems approach to managing driving for work.
Before carrying out any work at height around the farm involving minor repairs on sheds, on buildings or on silos, you
must ask yourself are you competent and have you the right equipment to carry out the work safely.
Crystalline silica is widely found in nature. Occupational exposure to crystalline silica dust occurs in many industries.
This information sheet will help you understand the causes of vehicle STFs and what you can do to prevent them.
This information sheet highlights the physical risks associated with manual handling in the transport and logistics sector. Examples of risk reduction measures that could be considered appropriate in different workplace settings are illustrated, but is by no means an exhaustive list of possible solutions.
The Health & Safety Authority working in partnership with An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority has developed this series of Load Safety information sheets, dealing with high-risk loads. Precast Concrete products are high-risk loads and the consequences of load shift can be extremely serious. Loads that are not firmly anchored to the load bed may shift during transport. This can make them unsafe.