Incident alert

LOCATION:
TRANSPORT
ACTIVITY:
ACCESS & EGRESS & WORKING AT HEIGHT
SUB ACTIVITY:
N/A
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
25/03/2019 11:53:27
INCIDENT No:
01506

TITLE
Drivers falling whilst exiting or entering their cabs
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS

There have been two recent incidents where drivers have been injured when either entering or exiting lorry cabs.

1. A driver fell while exiting a cab resulting in bruising to their hip and ribs. The injuries have resulted in over 4 weeks lost time.

2. Another driver managed to prevent a fall by holding the handrails when they slipped whilst getting into a cab. They injured their shoulder resulting in 5 lost days

ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES




LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN

Drivers are reminded of these simple checks that will help to prevent this type of incident

  • Exit the vehicle backwards
  • Ensure that footplates are not warn or damaged
  • Ensure the soles of footwear are not covered in mud
  • Ensure the area inside the cab around the doorway is clear of any obstructions
  • Be aware of any debris or potholes in the ground you are about to exit onto

(Safequarry editor’s note: although not a factor in these incidents, wear to soles of boots have contributed to a number of driver falls. PPE should be subject to routine inspection and replaced when necessary – Drivers should be encouraged to report damage/wear etc)

LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES
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Footplate in poor condition
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Footplate in good condition
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