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Document ID (ISN)108158
CIS number 08-701
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 437
Author(s) Scott A., Miller M., Hallas K.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The underlying causes of falls from vehicles associated with slip and trip hazards on steps and floors
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. x, 73p. Illus. 27 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr437.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this project was to establish the underlying reasons for slip, trip and fall accidents to professional drivers. Work involved examining and measuring various types of vehicles, measuring the slipperiness of a variety of surfaces, interviewing drivers and managers, and conducting focus group sessions to confirm the interview findings and consider how falls from vehicles can be reduced. Contents: background; methodology; results and discussion (large goods vehicles, vans, forklift trucks); wider influences affecting driver behaviour; footwear; conclusions and recommendations. Appendices include measurements and test data, slipperiness assessment test methods, interview and focus group schedules, and the HSE approach to the assessment of slip risk.
Descriptors (primary) falls of persons; risk factors; drivers cabs; drivers
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; United Kingdom; report; fork-lift trucks; human behaviour; trucks; slippery floors
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation