Did you know that forklifts cause more workplace deaths and injuries than any other piece of equipment?
And that more than half the people killed in forklift-related incidents are pedestrians.
Many of these accidents could have been avoided with the development of an adequate traffic management plan.
Ted Harvey, Barrier Group's Safety Consultant, discusses 10 key points that can improve the effectiveness of your workplace traffic management plan.
Developing a traffic management plan ensures that pedestrians and vehicles are physically separated, minimising the risk of incidents.
This can be done by focusing on ten key areas:
- Clear and easy vehicle access to premises and work sites
- Segregation of commercial and commuter vehicles
- Managed behaviour of vehicles on site
- Safe crossings for all pedestrians
- Eye contact between pedestrians and drivers
- Exclusion zones dedicated to loading and unloading
- Separation of pedestrians and forklifts
- Forklift safety when loading and unloading
- Safe areas for drivers and finally
By identifying, assessing and executing a traffic management plan, you are ensuring your workplace is safe for staff, contractors and visitors.
If you require assistance with developing your traffic management plan, please contact Barrier Group for an obligation free assessment.