Transport Network Inspections

Accidents of all severities occur every day on UK roads with sadly 1,390 reported deaths in 2021.

Crashes are a common problem on UK roads (There were 119,850 casualties of all severities) and in many cases avoidable. It is vital that vehicles such as Cars, Vans, Tractors, Trailers are checked prior to use for any faulty components that might cause an incident to occur. Knowing that a vehicle is faulty or unsafe to drive is counts as "Dangerous driving". Dangerous driving puts other road users at risk which can come with a maximum penalty of: 14 years’ imprisonment, an Unlimited fine and disqualification (a minimum of 2 years). Examples of knowing that a vehicle is faulty are things like: driving whilst the car has no screen wash / smeared windows, faulty lights, worn tyres etc.

If an employee drives a defective vehicle whilst on company business the employer could face criminal or civil action, no matter whether the employee is driving his own car, a company car or a hire car. It is generally irrelevant who owns the vehicle.

Preventative maintenance and management of vehicles can bring the following benefits:

• a reduction in injuries and the resulting financial and personal costs;
• better construction practice to help develop a sustainable business
• longer life for equipment and machinery;
• reduced repair costs resulting from unnoticed equipment faults;
• less chance of enforcement action and its costs, eg the cost of dealing with an incident and/or fines;
• reduced risk of damage to the reputation of the business;
• improved productivity, good morale and a happier, healthier workforce;

Whenever an employee is required to drive a vehicle (such as Cars, Vans, Tractors, Trailers), safety inspections must be carried out. Records of these checks must be maintained for verification. Responsible employers are aware of their duty of care to employees and those that may be affected, and will manage their equipement effectively, implementing appropriate preventative maintenance inspections in order to reduce costs and accidents.


Tractor Poster - Visual Inspection Checklist

Tractor Poster - Visual Inspection Checklist

Our tractor safety poster has been designed to highlight key components of tractors and reinforce the importance of completing tractors inspections. T..

£21.77

Trailer Poster - Visual Inspection Checklist

Trailer Poster - Visual Inspection Checklist

Our trailer safety poster has been designed to highlight key components of a trailer and reinforces the importance of completing vehicle trailer inspe..

£21.77

Loader Crane Poster - Visual Inspection Checklist

Loader Crane Poster - Visual Inspection Checklist

Our loader crane safety poster has been designed to highlight key components of a loader crane and reinforces the importance of completing inspections..

£21.77

Vehicle (Car / Van) Poster - Visual Inspection Checklist

Vehicle (Car / Van) Poster - Visual Inspection Checklist

Our car / van safety poster has been designed to highlight key components of a standard car or van and reinforces the importance of completing vehicle..

£21.77

Inspection Wallet and Pen

Inspection Wallet and Pen

A handy wallet that not only provides additional protection from the elements but also gives inspectors a solid writing surface to complete inspection..

£6.20

Weather Resistant Inspection Holder

Weather Resistant Inspection Holder

These industrial strength pockets have a press seal fastening to keep important documents clean and dry. An ideal solution for storing check books, in..

£6.31

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Mother grieves loss of son and HSE deem accident preventable

Mother grieves loss of son and HSE deem accident preventable

A 24-year-old engineer was fatally crushed whilst attempting to repair a factory goods lift with his colleagues on the 14th January 2020. Lift Monitoring Systems Limited, previously known as RJ Lift Services Limited, was fined £200,000 after a...CONTINUE...

Now's the time for farms to change

Now's the time for farms to change

Farmers are being reminded they must change their attitude towards safety as Britain’s workplace regulator readies itself for a wave of inspections in the coming months. Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will visit farms ac...CONTINUE...

Quick thinking 16-year-old saves own life after tractor accident

Quick thinking 16-year-old saves own life after tractor accident

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Earlcoate Construction & Plant Hire Limited, had failed to adequately protect a 16-year-old whilst on paid work experience. On August 3, 2021, the teenager, Tom Cutler, was h...CONTINUE...

Tyre Safety Month

Tyre Safety Month

TyreSafe has announced the launch of its highly anticipated “Safe and Save” campaign as a part of this year’s Tyre Safety Month - a campaign which aims to educate and empower motorists across various groups to prioritise tyre safety, save money, and ...CONTINUE...

Wood workshop fined after HSE inspection

Wood workshop fined after HSE inspection

A Lincolnshire-based workshop has been fined after his employees were exposed to a hazardous substance. Inspectors found a significant build-up of wood dust and that Local Exhaust Ventilation systems, provided to capture wood dust and protect ...CONTINUE...

We're Supporting National Scaffolding Week 2023

We're Supporting National Scaffolding Week 2023

National Scaffolding Week provides an opportunity for members of the industry (no matter the role) to provide advice, information and valuable insights which can influence the direction of training in the industry. The campaign, which runs from 9...CONTINUE...

How to save time and money with effective equipment maintenance

How to save time and money with effective equipment maintenance

On average, predictive maintenance increases productivity by 25%, reduces breakdowns by 70% and lowers maintenance costs by 25%. Depending on the type of assets, costs and technical sophistication, a broad spectrum of maintenance strategies should be...CONTINUE...

The importance of workplace site assessments

The importance of workplace site assessments

A farm has been fined £60,000 following the death of a 43-year-old father-of-three who was electrocuted on the 13th May 2021 by a power line. Patrick Rice was unloading stone when the hydraulic arm of the dumper truck came into contact with 11kV o...CONTINUE...

A Safer and Healthier Farm Life Environment

A Safer and Healthier Farm Life Environment

A three-year-old child was among 27 people killed in agriculture-related activities in the last 12 months. Britain's workplace regulator has called for a cultural shift away from poor behaviours due to the rate of fatalities, which has remained ...CONTINUE...

Forklift Safety - a simple reminder

Forklift Safety - a simple reminder

Monitoring all your workplace equipment (such as forklifts) and assessing working environments with regular (pre-use / pre-move) inspections will help achieve a safer workplace environment for employees. Pre-use / pre-move inspections will not only i...CONTINUE...

Work-related fatality statistics 2022-2023

Work-related fatality statistics 2022-2023

There were one hundred and thirty-five workers killed due to work-related incidents in the United Kingdom the last year, according to figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the 6th of July 2023. The statistics released ...CONTINUE...

Straddle Carrier Incident causes Fatality

Straddle Carrier Incident causes Fatality

A straddle carrier tipped over at Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg earlier this week, killing the driver The accident occurred shortly before the end of the night shift at around 5am CET (3am GMT) on Wednesday, 18th January 2023. The stradd...CONTINUE...

HSE finds Faulty, Damaged and Defective Equipment

HSE finds Faulty, Damaged and Defective Equipment

As part of a nationwide inspection campaign, the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) visited hand car washing facilities throughout West and Mid Sussex and found "shocking" health and safety failings at 20 of the sites in West and Mid Sussex. T...CONTINUE...

Worker suffers two broken ribs, a punctured lung and fractured vertebra

Worker suffers two broken ribs, a punctured lung and fractured vertebra

A company has been fined £200,000 after an employee was crushed by a 700kg crate filled with replacement glass. The man who was working at a warehouse located in Stakehill Industrial Estate, Middleton, was moving the crate, with the help of an...CONTINUE...

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FLASH DEAL – Limited Time Offer – 30 Day Access

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National Forklift Safety Day 2023

National Forklift Safety Day 2023

In the UK, we bear witness to over 1300 fork lift truck accidents every year, which means on average there are five accidents every workday in the UK that involves a forklift. In the US there are over 35,000 serious injuries every year due to forklif...CONTINUE...