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Tail Lift Automatic Tripping System (ATS)
A tail lift (also called a mobile dock leveler) is a mechanical device permanently fitted to the back of van or lorry. The tail lift facilitates the workers to load or unload goods. However, unsafe operation of tail lifts can cause trapping injuries or even death. In the past few years, there were several serious accidents caused by the operation of tail lift, including
Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) proposed a Tail Lift Automatic Tripping System (ATS) to reduce the chance of injury. The system is composed of two parts:
HKPC provides consultancy service about ATS installation to the industry.
If you have any enquiries, please contact hotline of Safety+ for Tail Lift Scheme, Tel: 2788 5309 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Reference Materials
For the details of the ATS, please refer to the following links:
Reference drawing of two-hand control device
Wiring diagram of control box
List of Participating Contractors and Vehicles
This Label only certifies that this tail lift truck has installed the necessary safety devices which are inspected and verified by HKPC in compliance with the requirements of "Guidance Notes on Prevention of Tripping Hazard of Tail Lifts" issued by the Labour Department. This Label does not reduce, limit, or replace, any legal obligations upon any person to comply with any statutory duties under relevant legislation. Tail lift truck owner or user (e.g. driver, tail lift operator and worker) should ensure that the tail lift and the safety device are regularly inspected by a competent person and properly maintained and should check the normal application of the device prior to each use, in order to ensure the safely and efficiently operation of the tail lift. HKPC shall not accept any liability for any loss or damage resulting from the showing of this Label.