Pre-Operational Checks Campaign - Reminder
The effective maintenance of a lorry loader is an essential part of the equipment’s safe operation and pre-operational checks are a crucial element of this regime. Pre-operational checks are also a legal requirement and the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has the authority to issue on the spot fines for non-compliance.
For these reasons, it’s imperative that pre-operational checks are carried out and that lorry loader operators undergo the necessary training in order to fulfil this part of their job role.
As a key part of its ongoing campaign to raise awareness and further improve industry practice in relation to this important topic, ALLMI has the following tools available:
- A web-based video: ‘Pre-Operational Checks’. Broken down into three sections, this covers the most common lorry loader applications, i.e. hook, builders’ merchants and utilities.
- A ready-made toolbox-talk template for use by supervisors and managers.
- Pre-Operational Check Pads and associated windscreen holders.