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Jacks and Axle Stands 

Jacks must only be used to raise a vehicle to place an appropriately rated stand for the trailer weight.

 Once the stand is in place, remove the jack.

 This should only be undertaken by a suitably competent person with the correct qualifications to carry out the work.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/mvr/mechanical-repair/under-vehicles.htm

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Trailer Body Props

Extreme caution should always be taken when propping a body for on-site maintenance. Manufacturers’ recommendations should always be followed.

Only use a correctly rated, fitted body prop to prevent inadvertent lowering.https://www.tillypass.co.uk/trailer-props

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Load Security Strapping and Sheeting

Trailer combinations are governed
to tow at 20 or 25 mph depending
on the trailer braking system.
Fastracs and Unimogs (sprung rear
axle) may tow at 25mph if the trailer
is fitted with a full commercial
braking system. All other trailers are
restricted to 20mph. Operators are
reminded that all trailers should be
fully maintained and in good
working order to be used on or off the road.
Some specialist combinations may vary. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/agricultural-tractor-and-trailer-weight-a nd-speed-limit-regulations

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Flashing Beacons

You must have a flashing amber beacon on your tractor and/or trailer travelling on an unrestricted dual carriageway if the combination is restricted to a maximum speed of 25 mph.

The light from at least one warning beacon should be visible for 360° in a horizontal plane.
Loading a trailer so that the beacon is obscured is illegal.

The flashing warning beacon should repeat at least once per second and no more than four times per second, and the rate should not vary.

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/1796/regulation/17/made

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Maintenance of all trailed items HSE PUWER98 Regs

It’s essential to fulfil your “Duty of Care” under the HSE PUWER98 Regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act. A trailer should be fully maintained by a suitably competent person with the correct qualifications and monitored with daily checks to implement safe systems of work.

https://tillypass.co.uk https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1974/37/contents

https://www.hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-machinery/puwer.htm

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Trailer Weights and Speeds

Trailer combinations are governed
to tow at 20 or 25 mph depending
on the trailer braking system.
Fastracs and Unimogs (sprung rear
axle) may tow at 25mph if the trailer
is fitted with a full commercial
braking system. All other trailers are
restricted to 20mph. Operators are
reminded that all trailers should be
fully maintained and in good
working order to be used on or off the road.
Some specialist combinations may vary. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/agricultural-tractor-and-trailer-weight-a nd-speed-limit-regulations

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Importance of Daily Checks 

Trailer combinations are governed
to tow at 20 or 25 mph depending
on the trailer braking system.
Fastracs and Unimogs (sprung rear
axle) may tow at 25mph if the trailer
is fitted with a full commercial
braking system. All other trailers are
restricted to 20mph. Operators are
reminded that all trailers should be
fully maintained and in good
working order to be used on or off the road.
Some specialist combinations may vary. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/agricultural-tractor-and-trailer-weight-a nd-speed-limit-regulations

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