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What safety equipment/resources do you keep in your truck?

Discussion in 'Snow Management Safety & Training' started by Michael J. Donovan, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,269

    What safety equipment do you have, or feel should be kept in your truck at all times while out handling a storm? What other resources do you keep in your vehicles, or make sure that your employees are equipped with during a storm?
  2. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Safety wise, all trucks carry Fire Extinguishers, first aid kits, orange safety triangles and contact info and step by step procedures for workers comp and insurance claims. Safety vests are required and supplied at the beginning of the season.

    Aside from our snow fighting equipment, each truck has a wide array of common tools, jumper cables, tow strap, etc.
  3. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,943

    I carry a 5lb abc fire extinguiser, first aid kit, extra safety vests, emeg pack(candle,matches, flashlight,solar blanket,gloves ect.) & straps in every truck all year round! I also got make sure every crew has 1 guy with a cell phone. Also shovels,sand, salt if they get stuck
  4. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    emergency eqpt

    Since we use all subcontractors here is the list we pass out every year:
    All trucks will need these items.

    1. New windshield wiper blades
    2. Confirmed working defroster
    3. tires with over 5/32 inch tread
    4. Proper fitting tire chains
    5. Yellow warning light
    6. sidewalk shovel (plastic)
    7. digging shovel (metal)
    8. Jumper cables
    9. Tow strap or chain
    10. hydraulic fluid
    11. extra coat & hat
    12. huge garbage bag or Space blanket (to lay on)
    13. extra gloves
    14. working flashlight
    15. basic tools

    We also provide a list of names & cell phone numbers for other subs so everyone can get help even if I am unavailable.
  5. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    A cell phone
  6. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,095

    I have a safety vest, lime green gloves, fire extinguisher, first aid/ emt kit, soon either a road triangle or flares. Also, a sweat shirts, few winter hats, carhart jacket and extra gloves. A extra spring for the pro plus and fluid, other things for the plow are all the the shop.
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Well I drive a ford super duty, enuff said.