Princess Royal Distribution Centre (PRDC): 95 Double Deck Trailer: Safety Alert
To: All Branches
This LTB is in response to an incident that took place on 19/10/17 at PRDC where the upper deck hydraulics on a Don Burr 95 DDT appear to have failed.
The Health, Safety and Environment Department has raised this at national level, and been in dialogue with the Head of Safety Heath & Environment Logistics, seeking safety assurances on behalf of our members. The investigation is still ongoing, but it appears to be a hydraulic valve problem. The trailer manufacturers Don Burr is involved in the investigation.
Assurances have been given that there is no risk to staff as long as they adhere to the Safe System of Work (SSoW) for the 95 York Double Deck Trailer.
One of the key safety messages of the SSOW being:
Never enter the trailer with the upper deck in the upper position unless yellow stops and flags are locked in place, and you are trained.
The attached Logistics Safety Alert (Log0007) has been issued, and should be briefed to ALL employees.
Branches will be kept advised and informed of developments.
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer