Working with vehicles


7 ways to reduce accident risk from your forklift operations

One in 25 forklift-related accidents occurs when an operator is entering or exiting the truck. Here are 7 ways to help reduce forklift accidents. Read More

Electric vehicles: How safe are they?

Although electric vehicles are helping with the reduction of air pollution, could thier eagerness of noise pollution be putting people at risk? Read More

Company failed to manage transport risks

HSE investigation found the company had insufficient measures in place to prevent people being struck by a vehicle and that a protected walkway was provided to only two sides of the yard, but not to the right side between the production sheds and the engineers workshop, a well-used pedestrian route. Read More

Balfour Beatty fine: Third Don Crossing worker struck by wheeled excavator

A civil engineering contractor has been fined after an employee of Balfour Beatty Group Employment Limited was fatally injured when he was struck on the body by a wheeled excavator. Read More

Forklifts and pedestrians: How close is too close?

One look at the frequency and severity of UK forklift accidents should be enough to convince anyone that wherever possible, we must do more to keep lift trucks and pedestrians apart. Read More

Worker fatally crushed at paper mill leading to fines for two companies

HSE investigation discovered that no safe system of work was in place to segregate pedestrians and vehicles. It also found that drivers driving large shovel loaders had limited visibility. Read More

Employee crushed to death by bus

David Nelson was working beneath a single decker bus in a vehicle inspection pit when it fell and crushed him to death. Read More

£600k fine after worker killed by dumper truck

Vincent Ramsay, 55, was killed on a building site when a dumper truck ran over him at the bottom of a dirt ramp. The father-of four had been crouching down to spray markings when he was hit. Read More

Reversing vehicle struck driver

The HSE found that safety controls, principally the use of an allocated pre-use vehicle check area, were not being followed by the company’s lorry drivers. Read More

Vulnerable patient fatally injured

Patient died after opening a door and leaping from a minibus which was travelling at speed. Read More



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Forklift Trucks: Director’s Briefing

Manual Handling in the Workplace: Employee Factsheet

Driving at work: Director’s Briefing

Understanding contractor risk in the construction industry

5 rules for effective incident reporting