IOGP SAFETY ALERT
|Country: AZERBAIJAN – Russia, Central Asia|
|Location: ONSHORE : Other onshore|
|Incident Date: — Time: —|
|Type of Activity: Transport – Land|
|Type of Injury: —|
|Specific insights were gained during a recent deep dive into the use of retrofitted vehicles, e.g. converted cargo-duty Mini-Vans/Busses for passenger transportation.
Inspections undertaken in Azerbaijan demonstrated that retrofitted vehicles with supplier certification (e.g. “letter of conformance”), for the retrofit installation and anchoring of seats can potentially be unsafe. Inspected vehicles were found to be out of conformance with the standards set out by United Nations Vehicle Regulations 17 for seat anchoring.
Where the seat anchoring is inadequate, there is a potential risk that in the event of a collision, the seats could pull from the floor and pile forward, crushing the occupants.
Corrective Actions and Recommendations:
safety alert number: 287
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