The British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a new leaflet on
its website: Safe use of skip loaders - advice for employees.
Revised at the end of last year, it contains detailed advice to assist with
risk assessment and devising safe systems of work where skips are present on
sites. The pocket card provides a brief checklist of some important things one
can do to protect oneself and others.
Dangers of skip loaders include:
The provided checklist is not a full list. Onemay need to make other checks
depending on the vehicle driven and the places worked in. If in doubt, one may
need to refer to the skip loader manual, or one may need to ask for extra
But the checklist includes advice on
The checklist emphasizes:
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