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Introduction to this document

Safety briefing - vehicle content checks

This briefing identifies the importance of completing checks on the contents of your van before leaving for a job.


What’s covered?

The aim of this Safety Briefing - Vehicle Content Checks is to remind staff to complete regular checks on the contents of company-owned vans. This will stop them arriving at a job without the appropriate work equipment.

Reasons for concern

The briefing identifies that if staff don’t have the right equipment with them, they may decide to improvise and use other items which could be unsafe. To prevent this, it urges staff to check the job paperwork to identify what equipment they may need and to check that it’s in the van.

Key points

Attendees must take note of the following key points:

  • Failure to have the correct work equipment may prevent following prescribed safe systems of work.
  • Failure to have correct PPE may exposure individuals to hazards fumes, noise, dust, hot surfaces etc.
  • Using damaged or faulty work equipment will increase risks to users and those working in the area.
  • Failure to have appropriate first aid equipment etc. will make treating an injury almost impossible.
  • If vans are loaded incorrectly, work equipment could be damaged.