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Company Name __________________________ Job Name __________________________ Date________
Vehicles are used
every day on our job sites, and we become so familiar with them that we forget
the importance of vehicle safety. Here
are some things we need to keep in mind when using vehicles.
Vehicles must be
in proper condition. Vehicle
inspections are the responsibility of each driver/operator.
Check fuel, oil and water levels each day.
Never take the inspection of the vehicle for granted.
Look a at the condition of tires and make sure that turning signals and
head lights are working. Record the
results of your inspection in a vehicle inspection log.
When operating a
vehicle, observe these rules for vehicle safety.
Always obey the speed limit. Just
because the speed limit is 55 miles per hour, is that speed always safe?
No. Adjust your speed
for traffic, weather and other factors that can affect your ability to stop.
materials that hang over the sides or extend beyond the tailgate with red flags.
Check to make sure that tail gates are closed and materials are properly
secured before starting out.
The maximum number
of passengers allowed in a vehicle depends on the number of seats equipped with
safety belts. Safety belts are to
be worn by all occupants of the vehicle. Failure
to wear your seat belt could result in your termination.
Remember to drive
defensively. Right of way is
something to be given, not taken. When
you are driving, you must be concerned about the other driver and his or her
actions. Watch them while you watch
Remember to report
any problems with a company vehicle to your supervisor immediately.
Any abuse of company vehicles could result in your termination.
Treat them with care and respect.
REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR BLIND
BEFORE CHANGING LANES
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