Vehicle Recovery Risk Assessment
It is a legal requirement for all employers who have employees working in the vehicle recovery sector to ensure a vehicle recovery risk assessment has been completed.
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Vehicle Risk Assessment
All UK employers with workers (and customers) performing vehicle recovery have a legal obligation to ensure a vehicle recovery risk assessment has been completed, following the Health and Safety at Work etc Act, 1974.
Under this act, employers must take the necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of their employees, other road users and customers by ensuring a vehicle recovery risk assessment has been completed.
Completing a vehicle recovery risk assessment
HSE guidance states the following must be completed when working roadside. These are:
All risks have been properly assessed and safety measures for working at the roadside have been prepared
All equipment and vehicles are in a good condition and are appropriately maintained
Employees have received the adequate training and information
Employees have received appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and know how to use them effectively.
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