Ensure your funeral vehicles and site are safe

May 26, 2016   //   No Comments

Simon Bloxham, Health & Safety Strategist for Safety for Business, highlights the potential risks to employees and the public regarding work spaces, particularly around the use of limousines, hearses and other vehicles in garage space and yards where both employees and members of the public regularly move around.

This can pose a particular risk, to employees or visitors, of being injured while vehicles are being driven around the yard – particularly when they are being reversed. But the risk doesn’t stop there.  You might not have experienced it, but we do hear, from time to time, about accidents happening where members of the public are accidentally run over by hearse drivers.

Simon has provided a checklist for funeral directors to complete a risk assessment and to consider the procedures in place around vehicle use and driving.  The briefing document is available to SAIF Members on the Members’ area by logging in and then using this link or by choosing the Health and Safety option from the Members’ Resources list.

 

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