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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Breakdown View Post
    No we change them ourself or if lazy put a plug init

    Miss breakdown
    Im well aware of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagolynn View Post
    I would seek advice from your insurers (employers); I think they will be happier if your employees are told not to change wheels. Fleet cover is available from most roadside assistance companies (RAC etc.) and the national tyre companies.
    IF that is the case it is totally ridiculous. Just think of the time wasted waiting for the specialists to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDanno View Post
    You'd be surprised Rolebama. One of my relatives tried to change a wheel, The car was on a slight hill with an excessive camber dropping away on the side he wanted to change the wheel, He took the wheel nuts all the way off before jacking the car up and ended up with the car moving sideways and the wheel jammed between the brake and the wheel arch. Luckily for him, He didn't injure himself and there was only minor damage to the car.
    In that case, the original poster of this thread is doing the right thing by trying to train people to do it right and safe.

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    I can see a problem here. The OP will train all the present staff to change wheels and, presumably, make sure that they have all the neccessary equipment with which to do it; including torque wrench, gloves, high viz vest etc. The problem will be keeping it up: Will he train all new drivers before he lets them on the road, and what about agency drivers. Before they change a wheel they will, of course, do a risk assesment to take account of traffic etc.

    Hardly any haulage companies would expect a driver to change a wheel these days for very good reasons. If there was an accident involving a loose wheel which a driver had changed, the court would examine all the circumstances, inclding training and equipment. In fact many haulage companies won't even allow a driver to change a light bulb - prferring to pay for a fitter to do the work and take the responsibility.

    A sad reflection of today's compensation culture.

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    Some vehicles do not carry spare wheels. Notably Fire appliances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis W View Post
    IF that is the case it is totally ridiculous. Just think of the time wasted waiting for the specialists to arrive.
    The cost of the time wasted is far less than the cost should someone be injured or worse killed, that is what concerns the insurance companies.

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    The world has gone mad if that is the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagolynn View Post
    The cost of the time wasted is far less than the cost should someone be injured or worse killed, that is what concerns the insurance companies.
    Surely the chances of that happening are minimal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagolynn View Post
    The cost of the time wasted is far less than the cost should someone be injured or worse killed, that is what concerns the insurance companies.
    In addition, If the driver can safely change the wheel at the roadside, then the vehicle can quickly remove itself from further danger in a shorter length of time.

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    Quote....."In addition, If the driver can safely change the wheel at the roadside, then the vehicle can quickly remove itself from further danger in a shorter length of time"

    Well according to those "Police Camera Action" type of TV programs, there is no where safe on the fringes of any motorways..

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