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Safety Alert - Trailer Safety Chains

Safety chain attachment kits must be fitted by competent tradespeople along with technical oversight in order to ensure the chains are compliant and effective.

Incident or issue:

Recent truck and trailer separation incidents caused by coupling failure have increased the retro-fitment of safety chains and some areas of the trucking industry now require the use of safety chains.


Follow the recommended checklist for retro fitted safety chains to trailer drawbars

Follow up actions:

Review installation against the recommended checklist. If any issues are found, investigate and seek appropriate assistance.