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PTF: bags of help

12th January 1985
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KENT WAS the scene of three road tanker "roll-overs" on the day before Christmas, but this time there was no danger to the public.

all aspects of road accidents involving road tankers containing petroleum fuel.

Lectures were given by representatives from the police, fire brigade and water board, as well as specialist instruction on tank layouts, discharge pumps, breathing apparatus, and was followed by the recovery of the vehicle itself.

It was stressed throughout the course that despite police, fire and recovery personnel being available on site, the final responsibility lies with the representative of the company owning the vehicle. Only in exceptional circumstances will the police or fire brigade take over control of an incident.

Delegates were encouraged to establish a list of recovery operators to satisfy themselves' that the vehicles, equipment and personnel are up to standard before an accident.

Theory was put into practice on the third day when the delegates were divided into two parties and given mock accidents to deal with on an unfinished stretch of the M20 near Ashford, Kent. A loaded tanker was on its side down an embankment and its product transferred to another vehicle. The vehicle was then set upright with the help of air cushions and pulled up the embankment.

The recovery operation was performed by Wreckers International with the help of three local operators.


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