equipment required by the Act is the fluorescent safety vest that can be seen
by other motorists, day or night, in case of emergency stop on the roadway or
its surroundings. This vest must be CE approved and placed in a location easily
accessible by the driver in the vehicle.
obligation: to have a warning triangle. As a reminder, it must be placed at
least 30 meters from the vehicle or obstacle to report. In case of absence of
the vest or the triangle, the employee of the company is liable to a fine of up
to 750 €.
The case of the
ethyl test is slightly different: chemical or electronic and imperatively
standard NF *, it is also mandatory.... Except that the non-respect of this
obligation is not sanctioned. After a period of shortage in the promulgation of
the law, it is now possible to find pharmacy, tobacco shop, Total service
stations including and insurance companies.
Anything that can
contribute to employee safety is paramount. That is why it is strongly
recommended to equip each company vehicle with a spare wheel and the reflective
equipment to install it. In case of absence of spare wheel, the
puncture-resistant bomb can be very useful. Beyond a precautionary principle,
note that in case of control, the bad condition of the tires can be sanctioned
by a fine of 750 € maximum doubled of immobilization of the vehicle.
The same sanction
is applied, with a fine of "only" 450 €, in case of deficient or out
of order fires. In the register of this small equipment that can render great
service figure the lamp, preferably dynamo to prevent battery failure. To find
your keys fallen on the ground at night or to guide you in the dark, it is
Also include small
wipes to wipe your windshield from the inside if your vision is disrupted, or
special "plastic wipes" to maintain dashboards and door interiors. If
employees have to transport customers, as much as having a clean vehicle ...
and then you always feel better in a well-maintained car.
mentioned but so important in case of a serious accident to carry first aid:
the pharmacy kit, the survival blanket, the hammer glass breaker, the belt
cutter and the fire extinguisher. For victim drivers and their passengers, or
to help another vehicle, this safety equipment can be simply
vital. Note that this equipment is on sale in the shops of the vast network of
Total gas stations in France and abroad.