Safety Measures for Handling Earthmoving Equipment

Posted: April 5, 2013 in Construction

Individuals who operate heavy duty earthmoving equipment brisbane are always at the risk of several hazards and accidents. This is why it is important to follow safety measures. Listed below are safety measures and precautions that must be followed by earth moving equipment operators.

Prior to hooking up equipment make sure that any attachment is lowered, the brakes are set, and the shift lever is in the neutral mode.

Never let an untrained person operate the machine.

While operating equipment on an active road, always display flashing lights and a slow vehicle triangle.

Always make certain that your equipment is equipped with ROPS.

While working near trees, check for any dead branches over the equipment

Before proceeding with the task, always make sure that there is no one around, and the area is clear.

Do not leave a machine on an incline.

Before refuelling and getting repairs shut off the engines.

After you are done with the task for the day, secure the equipment and ensure that it is clear of traffic.

Maintain every caution while working near the edges of cuts and fills.

If you are getting equipment repaired, never forget to place a “under repair” sign on the seat.

Observing these safety measures can be of great help in preventing accidents and injuries.


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