Today’s toolbox talk on Guidelines for Company Vehicle Incident. Safety is our top priority here at Cairnmead Industrial Consultants, and we must maintain a safe environment within our facilities and while we’re out on the road in our company vehicles.

In the workspace, unexpected events can happen, including company vehicle incidents. Knowing how to respond in such situations is crucial for the safety of employees, the preservation of company assets, and the effective management of potential liabilities.

Immediately stop your vehicle at the scene or as close to it as possible, making sure you are not obstructing traffic.

  • Apply the handbrake and switch off the engine.
  • Switch on the vehicle’s hazard warning lights.
  • Ensure safety first; wear your hi-vis vest before exiting the vehicle if you have available in the vehicle.
  • If the vehicle is on fire – get out immediately if it is safe.
  • Help any injured people and call for assistance if needed.
  • Try to get the following information:
    • details of the other vehicle(s) and registration number(s)
    • name(s) and address(es) of the other vehicle owner(s) and driver(s)
    • name(s) and address(es) of any witness(es)
    • name(s) of insurer(s)
  • Give your name, address, and company details.

Only move the vehicle if:

  • Instructed to do so by a member of the emergency services
  • It would be more dangerous for others to keep it at its current location
  • You know that the Gardaí have not been called to the scene
  • Any damage is only slight, and leaving the vehicle where it was would cause serious inconvenience to other road users
  • It is safe to do so, and you have already provided your name and address as well as the name and address of the vehicle’s owner, registration and insurance details.


If the vehicle cannot be driven, arrangements must be made for its removal. All valuables should be secured.

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