Industry guidance for the safe operation of tilt-tray vehicles

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This document can be used by people who operate, supervise or manage tilt tray vehicles that are capable of self loading plant and equipment on to the vehicle for transport purposes.

The advice in this document is limited to the operation of tilt tray vehicles where the rear of the truck is capable of being tilted to
ground level and the load is drawn on to the bed of the truck using a winch, such as when loading and unloading the following items:

  • sea containers and site sheds;
  • wheeled equipment;
  • self propelled equipment; and
  • skid mounted equipment.
Last updated 11 Sep 2015

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