Agricultural trailers legal requirements.
Agricultural trailers are legally required under PUWER 98 Regulations to be in a roadworthy condition - well maintained and in good working order with records of maintenance held by the owner/farmer.
The Tilly trailer Pass offers the opportunity for trailers to be maintained to the legal standard. An annual 18 point inspection will be carried out on your farm by authorised mechanics. Upon completion of the test a Tilly certificate will be fixed to the tailgate of your trailer , clearly displaying a Tilly pass unique number. This will be recorded alone with your chassis number for a thorough record of your maintenance.
To ask a question or Book your trailer for a Tilly, contact us below or visit the Tech finder page to enquire about your nearest authorised mechanic.
The Tilly & NFU Mutual join forces
Over the last year the NFU Mutual have been meeting to establish the best way forward for owners of trailers insured with the Mutual to meet their legal obligations with the HSE PUWER 98 Regs.
The NFU Mutual sector lead for Farming and Agriculture David Harrison along with the underwriters are updating the sector through their 300 UK agencies with all details on how to comply by contacting the Tilly Pass to book all their trailers/muck spreaders for an inspection.
NFU Deputy President.
Talks Trailer Safety
WORKING UNDER MACHINES
When working under raised machines, jacks should be used. These should be correctly positioned, and appropriate means of additional support (eg axle stands) provided.
When working on hydraulically-raised equipment (eg trailers) use props. Never rely on the hydraulics.
Ref. 'Working safely with agricultural machinery' HSE Health and Safety Executive.
In Memory of Harry age 19, Tragically Killed in 2014 while Harvest working for G W Topham & Son from Cambridgeshire. G W Topham & Son have been prosecuted & found Guilty in 2018 of failing to maintain its road equipment and ensure the health and safety of its employees.
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