Entrance road incident
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
An accident occurred at a customers site recently when a company driver injured his back whilst driving on the entrance road. The usual road was out of action and an older access route was utilised, which was not in as good condition.
As he drove through a puddle, his cab was jerked from side to side when his front wheels entered a pothole that was under the water.
This hole had been identified earlier that day by another company driver, but was not reported to the site, other drivers or the drivers Manager at their home site.
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
This accident highlights the following issues:
All potential Health and Safety issues must be reported immediately to customer site management via the site’s Weighbridge or office.
Other drivers and home site management should be informed as soon as possible of Health and Safety issues on customer sites.
All drivers should exercise caution when driving on unfamiliar roads through large puddles, as water can cover many hazards.
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES
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