Preventing fires – truck inspection manual
More than 200 trucks catch fire every year in NSW with many of these fires being preventable. These fires endanger lives, and can cause water, land and air pollution, significant traffic delays, and often result in the destruction of the truck and its cargo.
The EPA and truck fire investigators have come together to create the Preventing fires – truck inspection manual (PDF 4MB) for people such as fleet operators, workshop managers and mechanics to assist them in identifying potential causes of truck fires and to help prevent them from occurring. The manual focuses on more than pre-journey checks and includes
- guidance for drivers (PDF 832KB) to help them identify faults – such as overheating brakes and electrical faults that could lead to fires while in transit. This guidance also informs drivers about what to in the event of a fire starting.
- a checklist for mechanics (PDF 252 KB) to assist in vehicle inspections