The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety alert to warn employers carrying out work on vehicles with air suspension systems of the hazards and actions required to carry out maintenance and repair work safely.
The alert follows several serious incidents investigated by the HSE involving air suspension systems on vehicles that have failed. The causes have included:
The above hazards must be included as part of your risk assessment for working on vehicles with air suspension systems and all work of this type should be planned with written procedures for carrying out the work communicated to employees.
The HSE’s safety alert sets out the key requirements to control the risk:
Further details are contained within the HSE safety alert, which you can read here.
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