Working on top of a waste recovery garbage truck is not only dangerous but in most cases against company policies and OSHA's Standards 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D: and Subpart 1: 4, 5, or 6 foot working surface rule.
Employers have safety policies in place to keep drivers off the roof as most of them do not have fall arrest protection training and even less have a full body harness, lanyard or self retracting lifeline (SRL) with them in the truck.
The DOT and Police are required to prevent unsecured objects on commercial vehicles including garbage trucks. When garbage, waste or construction debris falls out of a bin on a front end loader and lands on the roof it is considered an unsecure object.
Drivers are fully and completely responsible for the safety and security of their trucks, this means either they break company policies and climb the fixed access ladder on the side of the truck and remove debris from the roof or face fines or jail time if debris was to fly off the roof and injure another motorist or cause an accident.
Your shop mechanics also have to regularly climb on the roof to repair leaking hydraulic hoses and cylinders, typically a 2 person job - without fall protection.
A Turn Key System Includes:
*Travel and related expenses are charged extra - FOB our Installers location.