General maintenance

Maintenance policies should also be developed for roadways, footpaths and the infrastructure items such as structures, drainage, lighting, barriers, signs and markings.

Roads, footpaths and surface drainage on site should be adequately maintained. Paved surfaces should be free from pot holes and other surface defects which may affect vehicles and pedestrians.

Adequate spreading equipment and a supply of grit/sand etc should be readily available on-site for snow and icy conditions.

Spillage clean-up

Adequate facilities and materials should be readily available on-site for clean-up of spillages. Any materials used should not directly affect the road surface. Clean-up operations may extend to the emptying of separators, catch pits and emergency sumps.

Lighting, mirrors and signs

  • Have a system for carrying out routine checks of lights and mirrors regularly. Replace broken bulbs promptly.
  • Make sure that the surfaces of lights, bulbs and mirrors are clean and clear of mud.
  • Make sure that signs can be fully seen, that they are lit and have not been obscured by trees or foliage.
  • Yard cleaning should be carried out at times when loading bays are not in operation.

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