In-cab Safety – Specific Vehicle Considerations Topics covered include:

  • Vibration and cabin seating
  • Seating and controls
  • Accessing trucks
  • noise
  • first aid kits
  • Smoke free vehicles

Vibration and cabin seating the driver of a vehicle absorbs vibration from the seat pan, seat back, pedals, wheels etc. the level of vibration depends on the engine, load and road surface. exposure to vibrations can create health risks, such as elevated heart rate, blood pressure and respiration, or difficulty in reading instruments. It also contributes to what is commonly known as “Occupational Over-use Syndrome” (OOS) and lower back pain. Prolonged exposure can also build  up fatigue.

Seating and controls the positioning and design of seating and controls can create problems for the driver.