Changing a flat tire is easier with a wire brush and some wood

Safety Alert Type: 
British Columbia
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Details of Incident / Close Call: 
  1. After the sidewall blew out an employee had to change a tire but was unable to get one of the lug nuts off because the tire iron was inadequate.
  2. An employee was changing a flat tire in the field but had a difficult time placing the jack on a flat supportive surface due to the road condition at that particular location.
  3. An employee was changing a flat tire but had difficulty replacing it because the posts and hub were so dirty.


Learnings and Suggestions: 

 Potential Hazards

  • If tires are installed with incorrect torque they can be difficult to remove manually.
  • Not having the correct tools can lead to the inability to change the tire and ultimately the potential to be stranded in the field.
  • The jack could slip from not being properly placed on a stable surface, which could result in serious injury.
  • If lugs, posts, and hubs are dirty or rusted then a proper replacement will be difficult and the wheel might not be secure.


For more information on this submitted alert: 

Tyson von den Steinen, Canadian Forest Products Ltd (250) 962-3229 Tyson.vondenSteinen@canfor.com 

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