HSE is aware of at least 8 fatal accidents since 2019, due to work being carried out on incorrectly supported vehicles or cabs.
Never work beneath a vehicle that is only supported on jacks:
Never work beneath a cab or tipping trailer unless it is propped:
Never crawl beneath a vehicle fitted with air suspension unless it is properly supported:
Further information is available in our publication Working safely under motor vehicles being repaired (INDG434). You can also find out more in a safety alert (issued May 2020) about air suspension systems on vehicles.