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SAFETY AND SKILL COUNTS
A good operator
knows how to handle earth-moving equipment efficiently and safely.
Only an experienced operator should handle this type of equipment.
Only the operator should be in the seat or on the operating platform
while the equipment is in use. RIDERS
ARE NEVER ALLOWED.
intelligence and experience to know how to get the job done while maintaining
safe equipment speeds which are consistent with roadway and other working
for equipment receive heavy usage and abuse from weather, the operator should
report any unsafe conditions.
in rough places and on poor construction roads may cause tilting, which can
throw the operator from the equipment, or possibly cause the equipment to roll
over. WEAR YOUR SEATBELT.
Safe operation of
heavy equipment means that the operator is concerned with safety of other
workers as well as his or her own safety. This is especially true of backing up. The operator must make sure that everyone is in the clear
before backing up.
bulldozer operator understands how to manage equipment when ascending or
descending steep grades. The
operator maintains the proper speed according to the conditions and proper
balance by keeping dozer blades close to the ground.
A scraper should
never be operated without a safety line attached to the pulling unit.
Flags and barricades should be used to warn traffic whenever construction
equipment is being operated on or across roadways.
OPERATE EQUIPMENT WITH SKILL AND SAFETY SENSE.
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