You are not logged in

Site and Transport Safety

18 September 2024


Every year, there are thousands of accidents involving transport in the workplace, some of which tragically result in people being killed.

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.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • 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 falls
  • 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 process

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


£560 per person (includes course notes, certificate of attendance and lunch/refreshments).

Book Course

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

Back to HSE Health and Safety Training Grouped Courses

Back to the top