The transport of gases is carried out by drivers from gases companies and/or transport contractors. It is critical for the gas companies and their transport contractors to ensure that the drivers are recruited and managed according to established requirements to minimize risks when driving bulk and cylinder vehicles (>7.5 tons).
This safety information gives advice on recruitment of bulk and cylinder vehicle drivers involved in the transportation of gases, whether gas company employees or contractor drivers.
The requirements cover assessment of driving ability at the time of recruitment. Additional assessment on specific delivery equipment such as cranes, tail lifts, mounted forklifts and other product transfer equipment would be conducted only after drivers have received additional training on these aspects. It is intended for managers, supervisors, drivers and other transport function personnel who are involved in transportation activities or driver recruitment.