Health and Safety
Health & Safety is of primary concern and getting the vehicle specification right is commonly an evolutionary process.
On this page, we highlight some of the features used to overcome or mitigate risk.
There is no doubt that every operator has unique risks associated with location, method or payload and Don-Bur will be happy to discuss any issues with you to generate a realistic and cost-effective solution.
Provides ease of access to step area for both pallet trucks and cages alike. Example on the left shows an upper flip-up deck to provide generous head room.
⇧ Lowered stepramp
⇧ Raised stepramp
⇧ Pownall Valve
Designed to complement the park & shunt valve system, a Pownall valve activates the mechanical park brake when the emergency line is disconnected. This effectively eliminates the risk of roll-aways on trailers that have not had the park brake applied.
⇧ Pownall Valve in place of standard park brake valve.
⇧ Fall-arrest strap
Many operations prevent any working at height, but for some, it is unavoidable. The fall-arrest system attaches personnel to a roof-mounted high tension cable, allowing them to work within the confines of the trailer, but will prevent serious accidents.
⇧ High Tension Cable
3 Points of Contact
⇧ Slide-out heavy duty step
Don-Bur offer a variety of pull-out and drop-down steps, many of which provide a solid platform to stand on. When coupled with suitably positioned grab-handles, they offer an optimum of three points of contact for personnel at all times.
⇧ Pull out step with platform
Curtain Grab Handles
⇧ Curtain Grab Handles
Even with gloves, pulling a curtain can sometimes prove hazardous, especially in wet and windy conditions. The addition of grab-straps immediately behind the curtain provides a cleaner, safer hand-hold.
⇧ Applied to the buckleless curtain system
"Trombone" Door Retainer
⇧ "Trombone" door retainer
In high winds, doors can often cause damage. This feature simply and effectively keeps the doors secure in all conditions.
⇧ Door retained
⇧ Curtain restraint strap
If caught in the wind, curtains, buckles and curtain poles can be a serious hazard to personnel, the public and nearby objects. Simple curtain retainer straps ensure that open curtains are held captive during loading/unloading.
⇧ Curtain gathered at rear and restrained
⇧ Grab handle recessed in rear frame
When gaining access to the vehicle, it is important to provide adequate hand-holds for personnel. Don-Bur offer a variety of options, including 'monkey ropes' and recessed handles.
⇧ Stainless steel grab handle extending from rear frame