CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 4 – Mobile Plant & Vehicle Safety – Your Move

It’s Day Four of CIF Constriction Safety Week and the focus switches to Mobile Plant & Vehicle Safety

After falls, the most common reason for fatal or serious accidents in the construction industry are incidents with mobile plant and equipment. Common to the use of all mobile plant and vehicles is the need to segregate vehicles from pedestrians, train staff to use the machines competently; and make sure that the machines are regularly inspected, serviced and maintained.


  • Excavators – Consider: exclusion, clearance, visibility, and the need for a signaller
  • Telescopic handlers – Consider: visibility (forward and rear), loading, ground conditions and speed
  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) – Consider confined overhead working, ground conditions, outriggers, guardrails, arresting falls, falling objects, weather, handling materials and nearby hazards
  • Dumper trucks – Consider overturning and collision.


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