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 affects 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.
Course length: 8 mins (4 mins video + assessment)
- Certificate of completion
- GAP Reporting
- Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
- All content can be customised
- Pause and resume function