Site and Transport Safety
18 January 2024
Every year, there are thousands of accidents involving transport
in the workplace, some of which tragically result in people being
The most common causes are people falling from or being struck
by a vehicle, objects falling from a vehicle or vehicles
overturning. Moving, loading and unloading vehicles can be some of
the most dangerous work activities organisations carry out.
This course will help delegates understand the legal
requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how
and why things go wrong and how they can take practicable steps to
reduce risk in their organisation.
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Understand who is responsible for safety in the transport
chain, including what the law says
- Understand what makes somebody a safe driver and how to
influence driver behaviour
- Understand their work-related road risk (WRRR) responsibilities
and some processes to manage the risk
- Know what good practice is for managing vehicles on site
- Know what good practice is for working at height and preventing
- Know what good practice is for load securing and the influence
this can have on health and safety and WRRR
- Complete a risk assessment for the loading and transport
What the course will cover
The course will introduce the legal principles and UK
requirements for workplace transport and will explain the
importance of communication and knowing your responsibility in the
transport chain. Delegates will learn the background behind load
securing and using the vehicle structure for load securing.
Delegates will learn how to use lashing for safe road transport and
how to separate vehicles and pedestrians on site, as far as
reasonably practicable, in order to prevent incidents. The course
will also help delegates to manage work at height on a vehicle and
prevent falls, as well as cover a range of other work-related road
risk issues. Additionally, delegates will look at how to complete
risk assessments and develop safe systems of work for loading and
transport. There will be interactive learning elements to the
course to enhance learning.
Who should attend?
Site managers and transport managers working in general haulage,
retail, warehousing and distribution.
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research
Centre in the spa town of Buxton.
Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links
to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£545 per person (includes course notes, certificate of
attendance and lunch/refreshments).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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