Blind Spots and Vision Shadows

Blind Spots and Vision Shadows

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All mobile equipment has blind spots and the Operator has a restricted view of the surroundings. This is further hampered by the extensive range of vision shadows or blind spots in which people and smaller vehicles can be hidden from their line of sight.

Each piece of plant has different blind spots and vision shadows and you need to be aware of their line of sight limitations. The height, width and length of mobile plant affect the size and number of blind spots.

This short course discusses addressing line of sight hazards by using the hierarchy of controls, beginning with eliminating the hazard by developing a traffic management plan to minimise or eliminate the need for vehicle movements and reversing of large mobile equipment. The course continues through the hierarchy to explain how to use Engineering Controls to segregate transport routes and parking areas for light and heavy vehicles and to develop segregated plant operating zones and barricaded exclusion zones for persons on foot.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course learners will:

  1. Understand that all mobile equipment has blind spots and the operator has a restricted view.
  2. Learn about the people who are most commonly at risk of coming into contact with moving mobile equipment.
  3. Learn about some of the hazards associated with moving mobile equipment.
  4. Understand the risks to workers on foot around operating mobile equipment.
  5. Learn about the responsibilities of an operator of mobile equipment.
  6. Learn how to apply the hierarchy of controls to manage the risks of blind spots and vision shadows.
  7. Understand the need to develop a comprehensive traffic management plan.

Course length: 5 mins (4-minute animated and subtitled video + 3 short answer assessment)

  • Certificate of completion
  • In-depth Reporting
  • Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
  • Optional pass rate
  • All content can be customised
  • Pause and resume function

Available in English (Australian), English (USA), French and US Spanish.

This course is suitable for use in Australia, the UK, Europe, the US, and all countries that adhere to OSHA and HSE requirements.

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