Safety in Freight Transport Operations

  • Published: Safety in Freight Transport Operations, DfT, March 2011
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 15 Mar 2014
  • Last Update: 28 Oct 2016
  • Format: html


This Guide was written to give a definitive document covering safety in planning, in loading and whilst in transit.


This was a well-researched document that had significant input from HSE and other safety organisations.

Key Findings:

Brings together a lot of safety related items in easy language for drivers. Still being used by driver trainers. Safe Loading of Vehicles.


Driver, vehicle safety features, loading area, reversing, Loading,


Although 3 years old, it still it up to date and covers most of the main issues from an operator’s point of view