Parcel delivery drivers have a special set of risks including driving, loading/unloading, lifting, carrying loads, and climbing in/out of the vehicle. Not to mention animal bites, slippery surfaces, inclement weather, and other dangerous conditions they also face. Being prepared on and off the road is essential to working safely. Encourage your employees to plan their route, drive safely, and prepare for the physical activity by stretching first.
Loading and unloading is one of the most difficult aspects of the job. Packages vary widely in size and weight. Moving around in cramped spaces makes handling these packages more difficult. Learning how to move these packages more safely and efficiently can help prevent injury.
Driving safely is essential for parcel drivers, and so is being prepared. Planning the trips in advance, knowing road conditions, and ensuring that the vehicle is operating smoothly are good practices for every driver. These helpful topics can keep drivers safe while on the road.
Parcel delivery drivers are an important part of how we get our goods delivered in today’s fast-paced environment. Ergonomic solutions for these drivers include adjusting the vehicle for the right fit, safely entering and exiting, handling packages properly, and avoiding slips, trips, and falls.