Questions & Answers
Only experienced employees
Only people over 18 years of age
Only people with a driver’s licence
Only trained, competent and authorised employees
Speed limits should be set and observed.
Restricted access points should be properly marked.
Routes should be planned along existing public roads.
Everyone on site should be wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment.
Anyone who needs to use it
Anyone designated by the site manager
Anyone who is competent and authorised
Anyone who has a driving licence with no penalty points
they are not driving on a public road.
their supervisor gives them permission.
it is for a short distance and at a low speed.
a suitable secure seat is provided for the driver and passenger.
have a driver’s licence.
be authorised and competent.
Drive at a low speed
Let the other worker hang on the step
Give the other worker the keys and let them drive
Refuse to take the other worker as there is no seat for a passenger
Approach the machine from the side
Enter the working zone from the rear of the vehicle
Carry a red flag to make themselves more visible to the driver
Make themselves known to the operator before entering the working zone
Wait until the load is finished or find another route
Run quickly under the load ensuring not to distract the driver
Engage eye contact with the crane driver and then run quickly under the load
Engage eye contact with the crane driver and then walk slowly under the load
Report the incident to the site manager.
Put pallets in the roadway to slow the telescopic handler down.
Change the site signage to reflect the increased speed of the telescopic handler.
If it is safe for both of you, stop the driver and inform them that they were speeding and must follow the site speed limit.
Stop what you are doing and tell the site manager.
Immediately get the attention of the crane driver to warn them.
Try to warn the slinger / banksman / person supervising the tower crane lift.
Continue with your work as your involvement could cause a distraction and further danger.
The vehicle will be less fuel efficient.
The vehicle could be unsafe to drive.
The driver will have an uncomfortable journey.
The vehicle will have to drive slower and may miss their delivery slot.
If the distance is less than one mile
If the vehicle is designed to carry passengers
If it is a wet day and the distance is over one mile
If you get into the bucket while the machine is stopped and remain seated throughout the journey
carbon dioxide from the exhaust fumes.
carbon monoxide from the exhaust fumes.
hydrogen peroxide from the exhaust fumes.
oxygen and nitrogen from the exhaust fumes.
Run quickly behind the machine and do not distract the driver.
Slowly and carefully go behind the machine and do not distract the driver.
Engage eye contact, indicate to the driver your route and pass after he has responded.
Leave immediately as you should not be onsite while the telescopic handler is operating.
Pedestrian traffic should be separated from vehicle traffic at all times.
Pedestrians are only allowed to use road ways for vehicles during certain hours.
Pedestrian traffic should be separated with a physical barrier from vehicle traffic at all times.
Pedestrians must be warned of traffic with signage and speed limits must be in place for vehicles.
It's a mandatory instruction that you must adhere to.
It indicates an upcoming hazard that you must be aware of.
It's an advisory sign that you may want to consider following.
It's an informative sign that helps your route around a construction site.
ensure the ground has been excavated before.
ensure the ground bearing capacity is safe for vehicles.
make sure that there are no fences or guards around any trenches.
know the location of any overhead cables, buried cables, sewers or gas pipes.
CCTV and monitors must be fitted to all vehicles
Parking is prohibited near buildings and excavations
Special care should be taken near overhead power lines
Smoking in cabs is allowed at the site manager's discretion
Visibility and vehicle marshallers
UV levels and the strength of the sun
Live cameras to record the excavator movements
Wear full body hi-vis clothing
Only use the designated pedestrian walkways
Always engage eye contact with the telescopic handler driver
Wait till you see the telescopic handler driver has gone on his break
Records of any training operators have received should be kept on site.
Operators require a valid Scaffolding Construction Skills Certification Scheme card.
Operators must have received adequate training and information on the use of the plant.
Operators require a valid Mobile Access Tower Construction Skills Certification Scheme card.
Reverse beeper and alarm
Speak to your supervisor or foreman.
Speak to your family or friends at home.
Speak to the contractor's supervisor or foreman.
Speak to the contractor who is causing you the problem.
Use the same path with warning signs
Use manned gates and designated crossing points
No pedestrian traffic is permitted in overlapping paths
Ensure pedestrians are given personal protective equipment while crossing
Supervisor or foreman
Anyone on a construction site
The construction or project manager
The health and safety representative
The handbrake must always be applied and the vehicle put out of gear before tipping.
Smoking is permitted in cabs when the engine is not running and the handbrake is applied.
Operators must never race with other machines and should always keep a safe distance between moving machines.
Drivers of articulated dumpers should ensure that people are kept clear of the steering arc whenever the engine is running.
How fast the operation can be completed in
That there are exclusion zones around the plant
That the whole site team have been briefed about the operation
Their loading should not exceed the safe ground bearing capacity
A banksman is directing the movements of the load.
The vehicle is stationary with the handbrake on and the driver is outside of the vehicle.
The vehicle driver is sitting in the driver's seat, which has been fitted with a purpose-built overhead guard.
The vehicle driver is sitting in the driver's seat, which hasn't been fitted with a purpose-built overhead guard.
CCTV and monitors
An elevated driving position
A beeper when the vehicle is driving forward
A designated platform or seat for a driving assistant
By allocating a banksman to each vehicle
By minimising the turns vehicles are allowed to make
By having vehicles turn outside of the construction site
By introducing a one way system and a specific turning circle
Fire due to overload, materials falling, overloading
Rough terrain and/or congested public traffic routes around the construction site
Electrical hazards i.e. contact with overhead cables, materials falling, overloading
Crane operators overreaching or overbalancing outside of the cab and falling on others
Wherever a site engineer believes is appropriate
Wherever the dumper driver believes is appropriate
Only in planned locations where it will not create an obstruction or hazard
Only where small amounts of material will not create a serious obstruction or hazard
An operative with an up-to-date CSCS card
Construction workers who log a request with the site storeman
Only those who are trained, competent and authorised to use it
Only those who have attended a site induction and have an up-to-date CSCS card
Speed limits must be set and observed.
All routes that site vehicles use must be tarmacked.
Where there is cross over with pedestrians, there must be a zebra crossing.
Routes should be planned to minimise congestion and hazards, kept free of obstructions and regularly maintained.
Not using a seat-belt
Being trained and competent
Wearing the appropriate site personal protective equipment
Not holding the relevant CSCS card for that particular item of plant
Pedestrian traffic is never allowed on building sites.
Pedestrian traffic should always run parallel to vehicle traffic.
Pedestrian traffic should be separated from vehicle traffic wherever possible.
Pedestrian traffic should always share a gate when exiting or entering a building site.
Standard road signs
Specialised road signs
Signs should be reduced and banksmen should guide vehicles
Banksmen should guide vehicles and no signs should be used
Lack of hearing
Lack of visibility
Slips, trips and falls
Being hit by heavy-duty vehicles
Travelling to and from the site
Getting in and out of site vehicles
Loading vehicles and moving around the site
Getting in and out of the site and getting people safety past the site