Data from 2021 shows that falls from vehicles have resulted in 16 notifiable serious injuries
of which:
• 4 of these injuries were associated with accessing/exiting the cab
• 8 were associated with falling from the flatbed or trailer
• 2 were associated with falling from a ladder
• 8 falls resulted in head injuries
• 14 injuries were with falls from between 1 and 2 metres.
Employers who use trucks as part of their business, need to ensure the risk of falls are
managed to protect workers from serious injury. The simplest solution in preventing a fall
is to remain on the ground during loading and unloading and use suitable lifting equipment.