Incident alert

LOCATION:
ON-HIGHWAY
ACTIVITY:
TRANSPORT / DELIVERY
SUB ACTIVITY:
ON-HIGHWAY
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
12/06/2019 12:33:15
INCIDENT No:
01514

TITLE
E-Cigarettes/Vapes
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
United Kingdom
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
A recent incident occurred that involved an E-Cigarette, left unattended in a company vehicle.

As you can see from the photographs, E-Cigarettes and Vapes can cause fires which can very quickly lead to incidents of major damage and serious injury.

E-Cigarettes and Vapes have been known to be the primary source of fires even when not in use due to a failure of the wiring within the E-cigarette / Vape.

This could have easily resulted in a major incident as the vehicle was parked at a petrol station forecourt, whilst the driver was paying for his fuel, within minutes the fire had taken hold. Thankfully the prompt actions of the driver resulted in the fire being extinguished without harm.
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
The company has introduced the following rules

- Company vehicle users must not leave E-cigarettes or Vapes in unattended vehicles, at any time.

-The use of E-cigarettes/Vapes is strictly prohibited other than in areas designated by the company.
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES




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