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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Avoiding falls from workplace vehicles

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

Falls from vehicles are among the most common accidents involving workplace transport.

By law, employers must take suitable and effective measures to:

  • prevent anyone from falling a distance that is likely to hurt them
  • prevent anyone from being hit by a falling object.

The HSE website has more information on avoiding falls from workplace vehicles.

A company was recently fined £200,000 after a man working unsecured on the forks of a fork-lift truck fell 3.5 metres to the ground.