08.08.2011

Maintenance and work-related road safety

Poor vehicle maintenance is an important contributor to road traffic accidents.
In road transport operations, vehicle maintenance, and other work-related road
safety issues should be integrated into arrangements for managing health and
safety at work, which in turn should be part of everyday business management.

Vehicles used on public highways must comply with road traffic legislation,
such as regular examinations for road worthiness. Occupational safety and
health (OSH) legislation requires employers to assess risks and take
appropriate steps to ensure the health and safety of their employees. This
includes driving or riding at work, whether this is in a company car or hired
vehicle, or the employees own vehicle. Vehicles are also covered by OSH
legislation on the use of work equipment. Any other equipment used with
vehicles should be safe and suitable, for example, equipment used to load and
unload vehicles.

A new E-fact published by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
includes a checklist as well as examples of good practices.

More info


AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work