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Tanker and Bowser Truck Safety Hazards: Do You Know the Risks?

Working on a tanker is a grueling job with large hours and even larger physical demands over the duration of a haul. Certain drivers or operators will be required to climb atop their trailers 4 (four) or more times a day. Speaking with them and hearing some of their stories points out to a few things we have noticed.

Tanker and Bowser Truck Safety

• Most drivers arrive at their drop-off after a drive of more than 3 hours.
• Blood circulation has been shown to cutoff after sitting in a fixed position for only 1 hour.
• Most tankers are required to do some form of a freight checklist upon arrival, including climbing a top the of the tanker trailer.

• Our studies have shown more than 70% of all falls occur during access or /egress.

a) Falling off The Top of The Tank
b) Falling While Climbing A Side Ladder

All of these can be factors which can lead to a calamitous fall which can not only threaten the safety of your drivers or operators, but in many cases the livelihood of the stakeholder businesses.
Reduce this Risk by remaining vigilant and working with experts like Chemey who offers safe access solution – Mobile Tanker access ladder

Whether for controlling cargo or taking samples via manholes, access to the top of tanks, access for servicing, repairing, filling, and cleaning needs to be done using access mobile tanker ladders. Chemey Mobile tanker ladder offers salient advantages.

• Height adjustable access platform with security cage.
• Lightweight, and Stable as a fixed platform, Operable by 1 person.
• Easy to Maneuver by hand via chassis with two fixed and two swivel castors.
• Different chassis versions available depending on requirements.
• Different Height and Platform lengths available to suite your requirements.
• Platform surface Serrated aluminium.

Portable Tanker Access Ladder System is designed to provide safe access for workers to elevated work areas.