Safe work method statement - Traffic control - Vehicle and pedestrian control
Vehicle and pedestrian control
Vehicle and pedestrian control is essential to ensuring the safe manoeuvring of vehicles and plant at a workplace, road or carriageway.
- The movement of vehicles and plant at a workplace should be undertaken in accordance with a documented traffic management system.
Tasks associated with directing and controlling vehicle and pedestrian traffic include:
- Interrupting traffic flow when manoeuvring a vehicle or mobile plant to load or unload items or materials;
- Working within immediate vicinity of vehicles or mobile plant;
- Recognition of audible and visual alarms fitted to vehicles or mobile plant;
- Reversing operations and movement of vehicles or mobile plant e. Spotter duties;
- Conduct a hazard identification of the immediate work area;
- Assess risk to persons when a vehicle or mobile plant is being manoeuvred.
Safety procedure includes
Control measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of death or injury to persons are addressed in the safe work method statement as per the following sections.
- Consultation with employees.
- Generation of hazards.
- Interrupting traffic flow when manoeuvring a vehicle or mobile plant to load or unload items or materials.
- Personal protective equipment.
- Training requirements.
- Failure to monitor controls.
- Risk matrix and descriptors.
- Additional hazards, risks and controls.
- Approval and change management form.
- Sign-off for vehicle and pedestrian control.
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