ACARP Study to improve Tyre and Rim Maintenance

This review has shown that OTR tyre maintenance and service work in particular is a high risk activity as it involves working with a number of high potential energy and hazard sources.

At the immediate work interface, tyre maintenance by its nature requires the tyre serviceman to use compressed air to inflate tyre assemblies, use heavy manual and hydraulic tooling such as very large vehicle jacks and various other equipment, often air over hydraulic to break apart wheel assemblies and utilise bulky tyre handlers to manipulate the very large and heavy earthmover tyres and rims, to mention a few hazards that have played part in the causation of many incidents and accidents.

Inflated tyre assemblies both off and on vehicles pose another important set of hazards.


Last Updated: 23/01/2023 03:16:58pm