Operating mobile plant comes with high levels of risk and as the supplier or operator, it's your responsibility to be aware of these risks and how to eliminate or minimise them. So while you may think you're on top of all requirements for the onsite operation of your plant, it's a beneficial habit to regularly check in with regulations and implement any changes. To help you cover your bases, we've listed a few common questions that often come up between owners and operators.
This can vary depending on the power line and all operators must be aware of the power line's Danger Zone.
Working within these Danger Zones should only be done if the power lines have been insulated and all necessary safety precautions are taken to ensure the safety of all workers on site.
Yes, the operator and any passengers must wear the seat belts which have been fitted to the mobile plant. Everyone inside or on the plant should be seated and strapped in throughout the duration of works and any other movement.
A suitable control measure to avoid hitting or running over any onsite workers and all other pedestrians would be to fit a reversing alarm to all mobile plant. Either a reversing alarm or flashing light should be fitted to plant in order to warn pedestrians of reversing plant.
If the plant is presented with any risk of overturning, then plant must be fitted with ROPS, restraining devices and seat belts. Factors which increase the risk of overturning plant are:
If the mobile plant is working in conditions which present the risk of falling objects, then the plant should be designed and fitted with a falling objects protective structure as well as seat belts.
This is of high priority, the risk involved with mobile plant and pedestrians can become a problem if not adequately planned for and controlled. Methods of controlling this risk are:
Operating mobile plant comes with numerous risk and factors to consider to make sure you're in control and avoid any potential for hazards. Getting your plant on site can be difficult if you haven't covered all your bases. Knowing the answers to these questions is a step in the right direction, as reducing risk will help you maintain your reputation as well as avoid the repurcussions of serious incidents. To further improve the compliance of your plant, we've created a checklist to help increase the chances of your plant being approved for onsite use.
Onsite Rental Group has been awarded a contract valued at almost $30 million to provide ancillary as well as light mobile equipment (LME) across Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Pilbara and coastal operations over the next three years.
Protecting your workers on road projects will require a detailed assessment and thorough training. When coordinating a range of tasks and individuals, safety can be overlooked with procedures ignored and short cuts taken. This has lead to injury and even death for road workers. With the correct policies and action plan in place, this could easily be avoided. However, there are many aspects to manage and include in your safety plan, so we've made a list of the few standout techniques.
When hiring equipment, suppliers will be required to present any applicable licenses and certifications. It's the responsibility of the supplier to be trained and licensed to operate the selected equipment. Often people are unsure as to what licenses and training needs to be completed in order to avoid liability. Here's a list of a few common construction works and their requirements.
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