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HSE issue safety notice for wheeled loading shovels

4 Nov 2021

HSE issue safety notice for wheeled loading shovels

HSE issued the safety notice following nine fatal vehicle-pedestrian collisions in the past four years involving wheeled loading shovels.

Six of the incidents were in the waste and recycling sector while the remainder involved wood chip. 

Some were due to poor forward visibility, while others resulted from reversing. Larger capacity buckets had been fitted to some machines, further reducing forward visibility. 

Before using wheeled loaders (or making changes to them), you should review your workplace transport risk assessments to ensure they will be safe to use in your environment and in the way that you intend to use them.

Further information:

https://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/wheeled-loading-shovels.htm?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wheeled-shovels-safety-notice&utm_term=wheeled-shovels-1&utm_content=digest-28-oct-21