Today is Friday, and Andrew is driving a 7,500kg tonne rigid curtainsider with a kerbside weight of 3,500kg. It was manufactured in 2005 but is in good condition, fitted with air-assisted hydraulic brakes and a wind deflector to help with fuel economy.


He works for a chemicals company and is carrying a hazardous load of toxic liquids. They are in steel drums and secured on the vehicle using ratchet straps. Each drum weights 300kg, and he is carrying a total of six.

Andrew is contracted to work Monday to Friday. He never works overtime, and his day never consists of more than eight hours of work.

Andrew gained his qualification to transport hazardous goods in 2018.

He started work at 8 am and will finish at 4 pm.

Case Study 136