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Self-audit checklist for your premises

Area Comment
Safe site
Pre-sorting is used so far as is reasonably practicable to eliminate the need for hand picking in association with vehicles?  
Sorting areas are well lit?  
Non-essential personnel effectively excluded from area in which mechanical shovel operates?  
Non-essential vehicles effectively excluded from area in which mechanical shovel and pickers operate?  
Effective segregation of pedestrians and tipping vehicles.  
Safe/ segregated/ protected zones established for totters to withdraw to before mechanical shovel approaches stockpile.  
Safe vehicle/driver
Effective vision to the sides, front and rear of the vehicle visibility provided?  
Effective vision to the sides, front and rear of the vehicle maintained (i.e. mirrors and other aides in working order)?  
Driver able to see that totters are in a safe position before approaching stockpile?  
Driver adequately trained and competent to operate vehicle safely  
Driver has clear understanding of the safe system of work?  
Clear communication between totters and driver?  
Safe system of work
Operation of a safe system of work during hand picking and vehicle "turning" of the stockpile.?  
Totters (including casual staff) have a clear understanding of the safe system of work?  
Totters wear high visibility clothing at all times?  

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Updated 2011-05-09