Sikkerhetshåndbok

12. Working procedure – transportation

12.1 Driving and resting time

The regulations for the driving and rest time rules must be followed
and tachograph cards must be used.






12.2 Limitations on weight, length and width

There are limitations when it comes to the bearing capacity for roads
and bridges. Therefore, there are rules on axle load, total weight,
length and width of vehicles.
Do not drive with more load than allowed and check The Swedish
Transport Administration (Trafikverket) map of the bearing capacity
of roads and the restrictions that applies to the roads.
The supervisor/coordinator shall ensure that you have the necessary
dispensations.

12.3 Inspect the tires

Make sure your carriage has undamaged tires and enough chains (in
cas of icy roads/conditions).

12.4 ADR

In case of transport of dangerous goods/ADR, you must have a
certificate of professional competence for ADR and the vehicle must
be labeled and ADR approved.

12.5 Cargo securing

Make sure that the load is properly secured according to applicable
regulations.

The load must be secured to avoid displacements.

When transporting concrete elements, the load must always be
secured with chains in at least three separate places.

Frictional force increases with the weight of the goods, so does the
inertia force as well. Light and heavy loads could therefor begin to
slide at the same time.

Be aware of what the attachment points on the truck can handle.
Both the strength of the chain, strap and the truck attachment
points must be of appropriate size for the load to be secured.

  •  Think safety

  • Drive safely

  • Be safe


Different ways to secure cargo are locking, closing, lashing or a
combination of them. Blocks can be used to prevent goods from
rolling.


12.6 Traffic safety

Our drivers shall contribute to increased road safety, the least
possible environmental impact and to be a good role model in traffic.


Drive carefully, let the phone rest, follow the traffic rules and keep
distance.


Fire in a tunnel; alert authorities through the emergency telephone,
try to extinguish the fire if it has not developed too much. Get out of
the tunnel as quickly as possible - exit in the opposite direction of the
smoke!


Economic driving



  • Avoid unnecessary stops

  • Use the energy in the vehicle

  • Avoid excessive use of the accelerator pedal and drop it when
    going downhill

  • Avoid idle run

  • Ensure that the tire has proper air pressure and perform regular
    maintenance of the truck


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