Traffic accidents involving loose wheels, damaged equipment, injuries to changing wheels
Hazard-Specific Personal Protective Equipment
Safety glasses with side shields, CSA approved hard hat, CSA Grade I foot protection, reflective vest
Wheel and rim installation course
Safe Work Practice
- Contact dispatch & inform of problem and location.
- Bring vehicle to a safe location away from traffic if possible.
- Locate a solid flat service capable of supporting the weight of the load.
- Apply the parking brake and make sure transmission is in first gear.
- Put on hazard lights and reflective vest before leaving cab.
- Use a warning lamps, flares or reflective accessories specified in the Regulation respecting mechanical inspection & safety standards for road vehicles, as follows:
- Two-way traffic-flares, lamps or emergency reflectors must be placed on the traffic side of the roadway, at 3m and 30m to the rear of disabled vehicle and a third at 30m ahead of the disabled vehicle.
- Divided highway-emergency reflectors must be placed on the roadway at 3m, 30m and 60m to the rear of the disabled vehicle facing oncoming traffic.
- Place chocks under the wheels.
- Install the jack in the recommended location.
- Loosen nuts up to ½ turn.
- Jack the vehicle up high enough to replace the wheel.
- Remove the nuts.
- Remove defective wheel (outer or inner) and replace using mounting procedure.
Regulations, Standards and References
Occupational Safety General Regulations