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Safety at Workplace

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Vehicles

 

Some of the safety rules for vehicles are :

  • Training of driver.
  • Regular service and maintenance.
  • Regular testing and inspection.
  • No overloading.


Motorised vehicles

Motorised vehicles should meet the following safety requirements:

  • First aid kit and any necessary personal protective equipment in the operatorís cab, depending on what is being transported.
  • Fire extinguisher.
  • The controls should be within easy reach and easy to operate.
  • Well-anchored load.
  • Should provide the driver with a good field of vision.
  • Efficient foot and hand brakes.
  • Easy access to the cab/operatorís seat.
  • A stopper or a close-off valve under the tip-up load platform.
  • Exhaust system discharging away from the operatorís position.


The operator must be suitably trained and wear appropriate shoes. Trucks are often involved in accidents leading to foot injuries. Most injuries occur during loading and unloading. The person helping the operator often runs the greatest risk. Both operators and helpers should wear suitable shoes.

The safety measures as described above should be used to reduce the number of industrial accidents connected with truck driving.

Work involving cranes and overhead travelling cranes must always be performed under supervision of a qualified and experienced person. The workers must be suitably trained. In many cases special training may be required, including the correct signaling procedure for giving instructions to the driver.

 


 
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