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Vehicle spot checks drive new load safety campaign

8 February 2010

Spot checks on hundreds of vehicles will take place in the coming weeks in support of a new drive to ensure that loads are being transported securely.

The Health and Safety Executive’s new load safety campaign is focused on reducing the number of death and injuries linked to workplace transport.

There will be eight days of spot checks at locations across the North West, with officers from the HSE and the Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA) inspecting the loads of vehicles that have been pulled over at random.

As part of the wider nine-week campaign, hauliers and transport managers will be mailed with guidance and top tips on loading and unloading safely.

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