New guidelines to improve safety on the roadside


New truck emergency safety guidelines aim to help truck drivers stay safe on roadsides while repairing broken trucks

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | September 6, 2013

New truck emergency safety guidelines aim to help truck drivers stay safe on roadsides while repairing broken trucks.

The Truck Emergency Breakdown and Roadside Safety guidelines were launched at Freight Week.

The document is focused on assisting employers, drivers and mechanical service providers to escape injury when stranded on roads.

It outlines what to do during a breakdown event, such as where to park the vehicle so the driver can exit safely, and the placement of warning triangles.

Industry and WorkSafe Victoria representatives established the guidelines following a request from the Victorian Transport Association.

The guidelines follow the previous Loading, Unloading Exclusion Zone document that was launched in 2011 to ensure safe loading and unloading of vehicles.



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