Info 17/17Prevention of Accidents due to Overheated or Burning Tyres

Transport vehicle tyre fires mainly occur when travelling on highways, but can also break out when parked after travelling. The industry continues to experience these incidents.


This Safety Information sheet identifies potential causes of tyre fires. It provides guidance on what to do in the event of an overheating or burning tyre and on prevention.


It is a revision of an existing information sheet but has been extensively revised to reflect current good practices and experience from recent incidents.


The Safety Information is intended for all personnel involved in transport operations.