Road Transport Hauliers Industry Injuries on Duty (IOD)
Injuries on duty in the Road Transport Hauliers Industry
Ensuring health and safety compliance in the Road Transport Hauliers Industry in South Africa
The Road Transport Hauliers Industry is a high-risk industry, with employees exposed to a variety of hazards, including:
- Vehicle collisions
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Machinery-related accidents
- Overloading of vehicles
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals
According to the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL), the Road Transport Hauliers Industry had an occupational injury rate of 2.7% in 2021. This is lower than the national average of 3.3%, but it is still higher than the rate for other industries such as manufacturing (2.3%) and construction (2.4%).
The most common types of accidents in the Road Transport Hauliers Industry are slips, trips, and falls; vehicle collisions; and machinery-related accidents.
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Causes of injuries
There are a number of factors that can contribute to injuries on duty in the Road Transport Hauliers Industry, including:
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Overloading of vehicles
- Unsafe loading and unloading procedures
- Lack of training
- Poor supervision
- Cultural barriers
How to prevent injuries
There are a number of things that employers and employees can do to prevent injuries in the Road Transport Hauliers Industry, including:
- Providing adequate training on safe work procedures
- Conducting regular vehicle inspections
- Ensuring that vehicles are properly maintained
- Providing employees with the necessary PPE
- Implementing a fatigue management program
- Following safe work procedures
- Inspecting their vehicles regularly
- Reporting any hazards to their supervisor
- Taking breaks when they feel tired
- Wearing the appropriate PPE
Providing training on incident investigation and injury on duty reporting for road transport hauliers
MAKROSAFE can assist employers in the Road Transport Hauliers Industry with a variety of services to help prevent injuries on duty, including:
- Safe operating procedures: MAKROSAFE can help employers to develop and implement safe operating procedures for specific tasks and activities.
- Toolbox talks: MAKROSAFE can provide toolbox talks on a variety of health and safety topics, including fatigue management, vehicle safety, and loading and unloading procedures.
- Health and safety training: MAKROSAFE offers a variety of health and safety training courses, including first aid training, fire safety training, and incident response training, incident investigation.
- Administrative support: MAKROSAFE also provides administrative support for IOD’s, IOD Claims, information regarding IOD Claims procedures, etc.
Additional OHS Services
We offer a variety of additional health and safety services to ensure that a safe and healthy working environment is easy to maintain and monitored. The types of additional services we offer include:
- Managing and Capturing IOD’s
- Arranging and conducting Medicals
- Load Testing
- Sundry services such as refilling and providing first aid boxes and servicing of fire equipment
- Health and Safety Training Courses
- Compiling Site Files
- Emergency Evacuation Plans
Injuries on duty can have a devastating impact on employees and their families. By investing in health and safety training and implementing safe work procedures, employers in the Road Transport Hauliers Industry can help to prevent injuries and create a safer workplace for their employees.
Contact MAKROSAFE today to learn more about our health and safety services for the Road Transport Hauliers Industry. We can help you to develop and implement a program that meets the specific needs of your business and helps you to reduce the risk of injuries on duty.
Injuries on duty are a serious problem in the Road Transport Hauliers Industry. However, there are a number of things that employers and employees can do to prevent injuries. By working together, we can create a safer workplace for everyone.
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