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Mobile plant and vehicles

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.