|Hanson Aggregates identified a trend in the company’s South East region of tipper vehicle drivers inspecting or maintaining their trucks with the body raised, but without employing sufficient safeguards against a hydraulic failure. This was discussed at the area safety representatives’ meeting and a suggestion was put forward to provide purpose-built body props at all sites.
The props are lightweight and easy to handle to both encourage their use and allow them to be placed in position without undue effort. They are also universal and will fit all body types. Prior to their issue, the driver is talked through the safe working practice and issued with a set of instructions.
Now all quarries and asphalt plants in the region have two body props, held in the weighbridge, for use by delivery drivers as and when required.
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Tipper body props