This leaflet is aimed at those who employ people in general haulage and warehousing, wholesale and retail distribution and specialised haulage such as car transport, bulk materials or bulk liquids. Although it draws on information from the haulage and distribution industry, almost everything in the leaflet will apply to every operator of commercial vehicles. It includes checklists to help people reduce the risks relating to workplace transport, falls and manual handling. There is also advice on how people can obtain further information. Contents: Introduction; Is there a problem? Managing health and safety; Where to start; What you need to do; Organisation; Where to get information on risks and controls; Health and safety checklist; Case studies; Legal consequences; Industry links with HSE and local authorities; Further reading; HSE/FTA advice line; Further information.
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