Workplace Transport Safety - High Risk Vehicle Activities

Organisation profile

The Health and Safety Authority is the national statutory body with responsibility for ensuring that approximately 1.9 million workers (employed and self-employed) and those affected by work activity are protected from death, injury and ill-health arising from all work activities and chemicals. 

Training aim

The course focuses on high risk vehicle activities that can cause harm to people in the workplace and how to reduce the chance of personal injury or asset damage when carrying out high risk activities.

Learning objectives

The High Risk Vehicle Activities awareness raising course covers :

• basic requirements for all drivers.

• the role of management and supervisors in ensuring rules and procedures are followed.

• good practices in relation to reversing and parking, safe loading and unloading, and tipping bulk loads from open vehicles.

• practices to ensure that covering, uncovering, coupling, uncoupling and trimming are carried out safely.

• driver and managerial duties and responsibilities.

Course outline

The Workplace Transport Safety - High Risk Vehicle Activities  course is a free online awareness raising course from the Health and Safety Authority.   The course covers common high risk vehicle activities that can cause harm to persons in the workplace.   It also focuses on how to reduce the risks when carrying out these activities.

Trainer's profile

This online course is delivered by the Health and Safety Authority, Ireland's national statutory body for workplace safety and health. 

Course duration

45 minutes.

Assessment & certification

Learners can download a certificate of completion once the course and short assessment is completed in full.    

Who should attend

Employers and employees who supervise or manage vehicle related activities in the workplace.  The content is suitable for all workplace transport settings.


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