Guide

Transport safety in the workplace

Introduction

Almost every business uses transport, whether it's to make or receive deliveries or just to move goods around their premises. Whatever forms of transport you use, you must assess and manage the risks. Even carrying goods by hand has risks - back problems are one of the most common causes of injuries and days off.

This guide outlines the main areas you need to consider, from manual handling to uncoupling the trailer of a heavy goods vehicle. It also tells you where to get more detailed information and advice.