Safety alert on air suspension systems

The Health & Safety Executive has issued a safety alert for those carrying out or responsible for work on vehicles with air suspension systems.

The HSE issued the alert after investigating several serious incidents involving air suspension systems on vehicles. The two main causes were: 

  • collapse of inadequately supported vehicles 

  • unintended rupture or release of components from the air suspension system 

The alert includes advice for those working in motor vehicle repair workshops, the roadside repair and recovery industry and customer sites where this work is undertaken.