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involving heavy equipment should be planned to REDUCE BACKING OF EQUIPMENT.
wheeled construction equipment should be equipped with special mirrors to help
eliminate blind spots. Even with
additional mirrors, there are still blind spots from the operator's control
position. Some heavy construction
equipment has no view to the rear from the operator's position and requires a
spotter before moving backwards.
alarms are required on all heavy equipment and trucks used on the construction
site. If an alarm is not working,
bring it to the attention of your supervisor so that repairs can be made.
alarms and horns are available for construction equipment.
The advantage of the bi-directional alarm is that any person near the
equipment is alerted to the movement of the machine.
These devices have helped reduce the number of persons struck by heavy
operators can work to prevent accidents. Each
operator should develop a habit of walking around their equipment before
operation. Check the equipment
itself and the area where you will be operating the equipment.
Are there any obstacles such as depressions or poles that might effect
how you operate your machine.
construction equipment operators are to be qualified and physically fit.
The must know the limitations of the equipment they operate and their own
limitations. They must be aware of
blind spots. They should never back
up until they are sure of what is behind them.
should have someone to guide them in congested areas when they are unable to see
to the rear. If operators lose
sight of their guide, they should stop the machine or vehicle immediately. Operators must never assume there are no obstacles to the
machine's rearward path. They must
check to make sure.
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS CAN ELIMINATE EQUIPMENT BACKING ACCIDENTS BY FOLLOWING SAFE WORK PROCEDURES.
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