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Check List for Minimum Safety Standard 2020-08-05T21:42:14+00:00

CHECKLIST FOR MINIMUM SAFETY STANDARD

  1. THE TRUCK HEAD:

The Truck head must not be with Plastic or cracked windscreen, must have functional wipers, inner rear view and side mirrors, safety belts, be neat and generally presentable.

  1. VEHICLE & DRIVER’S PARTICULARS:

The vehicle must have valid license, Road worthiness and Insurance certificates, the driver must possess appropriate and valid driver’s license.

  1. RTSSS AND SPEED LIMITER:

The vehicle must comply with the following FRSC requirements:

  • The vehicle must have Road Traffic Safety Standardization Scheme (RTSSS) Certificate duly issued by the FRSC;
  • The vehicle must have speed limiting device installed on it.
  1. TRAILER MAIN BODY (CARRIAGE UNIT)

The carriage unit must be fitted with retro reflectors, trafficators and warning signs. Carriage unit chassis must not be weak, bent or rusted.

  1. TYRES:
  • No worn out or expired tyres
  • Tyres must be complete and all wheel studs and nuts must be in place
  • One or two spare tyres of good quality.
  1. BRAKING SYSTEM:

Both foot and hand brakes must be active.

  1. LIFTING JACK:

Lifting Jack must be in good working condition and of appropriate tonnage.

  1. WEDGES:

A minimum of 2 no. wedges must be on the Truck.

  1. ENGINE:
  • Starting and stopping of engine must be by the driver via the ignition key and stopping button or switch respectively.
  • Engine radiator must be covered at all times without overheating sign.
  • Excessive engine exhaust smoke is not acceptable.
  1. BATTERY:

Batteries must be properly fitted.

  1. BRAKE LIGHTS:

All brake lights must be functional.

  1. TRAFFICATORS:

Trucks and Trailers must be fitted with functional and visible trafficators (right & left) both at the trailer head and at the Container Carriage Units.

  1. FIRE EXTINGUISHER: Fire extinguishers must be available and functional.

(a)   2 Nos. 9kg for articulated Trucks/Lorries;

(b)   2 Nos. 6kg for non-articulated Trucks/Lorries.

  1. WARNING DEVICE:
  • The horn must be functionally audible.
  • Two caution signs with warning signal/light must be carried on the truck.
  1. FUEL TANK:

Functional fuel cover.

  1. TWIST LOCKS:

The twist locks for a 20-footer container carrier should be 4 standard container twist locks while that of 40-footer container carrier should be 8 standard twist locks.

  1. LATCHING BELTS:

In case of billets, pipes and other general cargo carriages, the carriage must be fixed with tension ropes/latching belts.

  1. TURN TABLE:

Must be in good working condition.

In addition to the above minimum conditions, management at a later date may consider the possibility of fixing age limit for all Trucks coming into the Port for operation.

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