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Document ID (ISN)111545
CIS number 11-0264
Year 2008
Convention or series no. RR641
Author(s) Binch S., Healey N., Greaves D., Daniels C., Simpson K.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Tracking research for HSE's workplace transport programme "struck by" initiative
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. viii, 48p.
Internet access RR641.pdf [in English]
Abstract Persons being hit or run over by workplace vehicles ("struck by" incidents) resulted in 41% of all workplace transport (WPT) incidents in 2004/05 in the United Kingdom. The Health and Safety Executive "struck by" initiative was part of a two-year workplace transport project running from 2006 to 2008, aimed at reducing the number of incidents. The "struck by" initiative consisted of a targeted audit, that involved reviewing transport activities undertaken in the manufacturing sector and parts of the service industries (such as waste disposal). Several large companies were targeted to take part in an audit where their policies and procedures for controlling all workplace transport risks were reviewed against the precautions that were actually observed on site by a HSE inspector. A structured questionnaire was produced to apply this audit technique. The Health and Safety Laboratory then carried out tracking research with ten of those companies that had been visited as part of the initiative, to provide an assessment of the effectiveness of the audits and the actions they had taken since, or as a result of, this intervention. This work is described in this report.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; in-plant transport; plant safety organization; safety programmes; mechanical hazards
Descriptors (secondary) risk awareness; programme evaluation; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Transport of materials