Technical Guides

As part of promoting best practice and improving safety standards in the engineering industry, the SOE has produced a series of technical guides.

The guides are free for members to download (after login) or hard copies can be obtained for a minimal cost. Guides are also available for purchase by non-members and the free guides can be download after completing a short questionnaire. To purchase a guide, please contact the Technical Department ( or call 020 7630 1111.

The current titles are available are:

. Roadworthiness: Industry Best Practice
. Code of Practice - Coupling or uncoupling & Parking of Large Goods Vehicle Trailers
. Tail Lift - Specification Guide for Road Vehicles
. Tail Lift Operators - a simple guide
. Guide to Tipper Stability
. Wheel Loss - No longer a mystery

Find further information about all the technical guides availabe by visiting the SOE website.