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Document ID (ISN)101914
CIS number 03-908
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2182-0
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 098
Author(s) Berrington K., Pitt R., Porteous H.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Transport at work: Rollover of lorries transporting paper reels
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. viii, 35p. Illus. 12 ref. Price: GBP 10.00.
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Abstract The purpose of this study was to review the rollover risk of trucks carrying paper reels in the light of current regulations and best practice, by theoretical and practical analysis of the operations of a haulage company specializing in paper reels. It focused on the centre of gravity of loads judged to be vulnerable to rollover on the basis of the laws of physics and accident reports. A series of road trials were carried out with laden trucks, during which acceleration vectors and other parameters were measured. The analysis included examining the effect of natural oscillations and identifying instability factors such as load movement. Little evidence was found to support any major change in existing best-practice, except for the highest loads where there was an inherent rollover risk. The rollover risk may be eliminated by good driving augmented by maximum speed recommendations on sharp bends and roundabouts.
Descriptors (primary) transport of materials; trucks; paper and paper products industry; hazard evaluation; overturning
Descriptors (secondary) securing of loads; United Kingdom; report; acceleration; safety service records; reeled materials handling; safe working loads; safe working methods; drivers
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Road transportation
Paper and paper products industry
Transport of materials