The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has recently published its long-awaited guidance to improve safety around the use of tail lifts and pallet trucks.
The Tail Lift and Pallet Truck Guidance Document, which can be downloaded here
aims to help operators reduce the risk of death and serious injury when palletised goods are delivered by vehicles fitted with tail lifts.
The guidance sets out industry best practice, and supports businesses to review their health and safety processes.
It helps firms with establishing safe systems of work, risk assessments, staff training and support, incident reporting, equipment maintenance, and reminds employers of their responsibilities.
The guidance is the culmination of several years’ work by the RHA, the Association of Pallet Networks, haulage and logistics operators, and transport law experts Backhouse Jones.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provided technical support to the group as they developed the guidance which has been keenly anticipated across the haulage and logistics industry.
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