Goods and Samples Carried

Goods and samples carried in vehicles can pose a liability exposure if they are considered hazardous and a damage exposure if they are considered valuable to ‘would-be’ thieves.

Whilst hazardous goods and attractive items determine the exposure level, it is not until the procedures (if any) for stowage and securement are considered that the risk can be determined.

Negative Positive
Significant quantities of hazardous (e.g. flammables), attractive (e.g. electronic goods / cash) or fragile (e.g. loose packed crystal) goods carried in vehicles. Only minor / insignificant quantities of hazardous, attractive or fragile goods carried.
Lacking procedures and/or training in load securement, stowage and handling of hazardous, attractive and/or fragile goods (including mobile phones and laptop computers). Documented procedures and competency-based training systems in load securement, stowage and handling of hazardous, attractive and/or fragile goods.
Significant loss history of goods thefts or liabilities. Negligible loss history of goods thefts or liabilities.
Vehicles without security alarm systems. Security alarms fitted to vehicles.

  • Develop procedures and train (and test) employees on load securement, stowage and handling of hazardous, attractive and/or fragile goods (including mobile phones and laptop computers).
  • Ensure that vehicle security alarms are included in vehicle procurement specifications.