HSA national safety blitz to target transport operations and vehicles at work

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will begin a two-week inspection and awareness safety blitz on Monday (February 24).

Employers are being reminded of their legal responsibilities for managing vehicle risks in the workplace in a new safety campaign.

The nationwide campaign will focus on the management of vehicle risks in the workplace such as driving for work, vehicle operations and load securing.

It comes after 16 people in Ireland were killed in incidents involving transport in the workplace in 2019.

Trucks and dumpers are the most hazardous vehicle types in the commercial workplace – accounting for five deaths last year – and are frequently found in warehouses, workshops and factories.

The main causes of injury are people falling off vehicles, or being struck or crushed by them during the manoeuvring, reversing or coupling and uncoupling of vehicles.

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