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Check List for Minimum Safety Standard 2017-09-21T08:47:14+00:00

CHECK LIST FOR MINIMUM SAFETY STANDARD

 

THE TRUCK HEAD

  • The Truck head must be neat, generally presentable and all operational devices and control in good working condition.
  • The Truck windscreen must be double-glazed; no plastic or cracked windscreen.
  • The driver and passenger seat must be in good condition with appropriate safety devices e.g. safety belt.

VEHICLE PARTICULARS

  • The vehicle particulars must be valid e.g. vehicle license, roadworthiness, Insurance, etc.
  • The driver must possess appropriate and valid driver’s license.

TRAILER MAIN BODY (CARRIAGE UNIT)

  • The carriage must be appropriate for the load i.e. flat bed for containerize goods while bucket rigid body for general goods.
  • The chassis of the trailer must be of adequate strength for the tonnage it is designed to carry.
  • The tonnage of the load should be equal or less than the axle load carrying capacity.
  • The carriage unit must be fitted with reflector, trafficators and warning signs.

TYRES

  • No worn out tyres.
  • Tyres must have a minimum thread of 5mm depth.
  • There should be no visible cut/sowing/rethreading of tyres.
  • Tyres should be gauged to the recommended pressures.
  • All wheel studs and nuts must be in place.
  • All Trucks must carry a minimum of two spare tyres of good quality.

BRAKING SYSTEM

  • Both foot and hand brakes must be active.

LIFTING JACK:

  • Lifting Jack must be in good working condition.

WEDGES:

  • A minimum of two (2) nos. wedges must be on the Truck.

ENGINE:

  • Starting and stopping of an engine must be by the driver via the ignition key and stop button or switch respectively.
  • Engine radiator must be covered at all times without overheating sign.
  • Excessive engine exhaust smoke is not acceptable.
  • Engine generally must be washed periodically.

BATTERY:

  • Battery compartment must be well secured.
  • It should be insulated and fixed.

BRAKE LIGHTS:

  • All brake lights must be functional.
  • The brake unit must contain the brake light reflectors.
  • The trailer head and carriage unit must also have reflector units.

TRAFFICATORS:

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

FIRE EXTINGUISHER:

  • Fire extinguishers must be available and functional.

WARNING DEVICE:

  • The horn must be functionally audible.
  • Horn must meet the road safety standard.
  • The trailer must be fitted with a functional amber-revolving light.
  • Two caution signs with warning signal/light must be carried on the truck.

FUEL TANK:

  • Must be equipped with properly secured and functional fuel cover.

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.
  • All twist locks must be collapsible type.
  • In case of billets, pipes and other general cargo carriages, the carriage must be fixed with tension ropes and tensioner.

TRAILER LANDING LEGS:

  • The landing legs of trailers must have functional winding device.
  • The legs must be able to sustain load.
  • The functional gear winner must be greased at all times.

FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY CORPS (FRSC) REQUIREMENT:

  • The vehicle must have Road Traffic Safety Standardization Scheme (RTSSS) Certificate of FRSC.
  • The vehicle must have speed limiter installed on it.

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.