Driver Awareness DVD released
A new fleet safety training DVD has been produced by the Poultry & Egg Institute of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, entitled â€œSingle Vehicle Rollovers – Driver Awareness Programmeâ€.
This programme focuses on major factors that can increase the chance and frequency of rollover accidents in the poultry and egg industry. It examines the 3 likely causes: high centres of gravity, road and weather conditions, and driver behaviour.
â€œThe danger of rollovers is always a significant concern in the poultry industry, in part because of the design of feed and live haul trucks and trailers,â€ says Frank J. Cruice, Corporate Director of Safety for Perdue Farms, and a member of the DVD advisory committee. â€œIn addition, the kinds of roads our drivers use and the routes they must drive can play a significant role in a rollover incident. Unfortunately, driver error can also play a role. And when rollover accidents occur, they are very serious. They can cause injuries and fatalities, not to mention property damage and losses,â€ he added.
The DVD training programme is designed to increase understanding of rollover accidents: what causes them and how they can be prevented. It depicts actual situations and realistic animation to enhance the awareness of drivers and supervisors, leading to safer fleet operations.