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Law: Health and Safety – Roadside recovery / repair

Employees working on roadside recover / repair are particularly at risk from other road users. It is estimated there could be up to ten deaths per year for this particular activity.

Employers must minimise the risks by

a) devising safe systems of work to protect the employee(s) and the vehicle occupants.

b) ensuring vehicles and equipment are regularly tested for safety.

c) ensuring Personal Protective Equipment including high visibility and weatherproof clothing is issued, maintained and used.

d) training employees on the necessary precautions they should take.

Training is available through AVRO, IVR, RRRA.

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