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Fleet Health and Safety

Farm Vehicles -The Law

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations1992 and the Provision and Use of Work EquipmentRegulations 1998 (PUWER) apply to transport activity.
Vehicles should be able to move around safely, be properlymaintained and operators should be adequately trained.The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations1998 (LOLER) require thorough examination, marking ofequipment and properly organised lifting operations

The most common causes of serious and fatal injuries in agriculture involve moving and overturning vehicles. Transport movements in and around the workplace need to be controlled to protect pedestrians and to prevent damage to equipment and buildings. Other incidents happen when people leave a vehicle without making sure it cannot move or cause injury in other ways. The vehicle braking system must be properly maintained and you should also lower to the ground any raised implements or loaders.