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Tool Box Talk- In Cab Safety Equipment

Tool Box Talk- In Cab Safety Equipment

– If you share your truck with other professional drivers make it your habit to locate and check your in cab emergency equipment once a month, then you know where it is and that all are in good working order !


In all commercial vehicles you must have the following equipment:

First Aid Kit: Locate it in your commercial vehicle Check it today, make sure contents are all good nothing missing


Fire Extinguisher: – To be in drivers reach at all times – Must be ULC approved – Remove from holder, shake thoroughly, do this the first working day of every month. If you need your extinguisher, by giving it a good shake once a month you will know it will work in the event of an emergency. Check to make sure the extinguisher cylinder is in good shape the gauge is in the green and the pin is in place


Emergency Triangles or Flares

– Locate make sure all triangles or flares are there (3)

– In good working order

– Do you know the following summary rules for placement of flares/safety triangles ?

– There is a requirement in the CFR 392.22 that reads as follows:


Emergency signals; stopped commercial motor vehicles.


(a) Hazard warning signal flashers. Whenever a commercial motor vehicle is stopped upon the traveled portion of a highway or the shoulder of a highway for any cause other than necessary traffic stops, the driver of the stopped commercial motor vehicle shall immediately activate the vehicular hazard warning signal flashers and continue the

flashing until the driver places the warning devices required by paragraph (b) of this section. The flashing signals shall be used during the time the warning devices are picked up for storage before movement of the commercial motor vehicle. The flashing lights may be used at other times while a commercial motor vehicle is stopped in addition to, but

not in lieu of, the warning devices required by paragraph (b) of this section.


(b) Placement of warning devices—(1) General rule. Except as provided in paragraph (b)(2) of this section, whenever a commercial motor vehicle is stopped upon the traveled portion or the shoulder of a highway for any cause other than necessary traffic stops, the driver shall, as soon as possible, but in any event within 10 minutes, place the warning

devices required by §393.95 of this subchapter, in the following manner:

(i) One on the traffic side of and 4 paces (approximately 3 meters or 10 feet) from the stopped commercial motor vehicle in the direction of approaching traffic;

(ii) One at 40 paces (approximately 30 meters or 100 feet) from the stopped commercial motor vehicle in the center of the traffic lane or shoulder occupied by the commercial motor vehicle and in the direction of approaching traffic; and

(iii) One at 40 paces (approximately 30 meters or 100 feet) from the stopped commercial motor vehicle in the center of the traffic lane or shoulder occupied by the commercial motor vehicle and in the direction away from approaching traffic.


(2) Special rules—(i) Fusees and liquid-burning flares. The driver of a commercial motor vehicle equipped with only fusees or liquid-burning flares shall place a lighted fusee or liquid-burning flare at each of the locations specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section. There shall be at least one lighted fusee or liquid-burning flare at each of the

prescribed locations, as long as the commercial motor vehicle is stopped. Before the stopped commercial motor vehicle is moved, the driver shall extinguish and remove each fusee or liquid-burning flare.


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