Mobile plant and road resurfacing activities require constant interaction between plant in operation and workers on foot. Plant operating zones around powered mobile plant in operation present blind spots and vision shadows.
When mobile equipment in operation is placed together with workers on foot there is a need for adequate and safe separation to ensure that a worker does not come into contact with mobile plant in operation.
Plant-to-plant exclusion zones, visibility and communication are presented in this example of a compact and busy road resurfacing work environment. Control measures are reinforced around managing fitness for work and fatigue to ensure that workers understand expectations and their responsibilities.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Learn how to apply the Safety Hierarchy of Controls to address workplace hazards.
- Learn the importance of establishing exclusion zones for powered mobile plant in operation.
- Understand line of sight limitations for operators of powered mobile plant.
- Learn how to safely manually handle materials and use the correct lifting techniques.
- Understand the importance of wearing personal protective equipment.
- Learn how to demarcate areas on site to clearly mark for authorised personnel and powered mobile equipment.
- Learn how to safely access and egress powered mobile plant and maintain 3 points of contact.
- Understand the exclusion zones at the rear, front and sides of trucks tipping loads.
- Recognise the requirement to wear seatbelts when operating powered mobile equipment.
- Understand the exclusion zones of powered mobile plant, for example, skid steer loaders.
- Learn how to safely park up powered mobile plant.
- Learn about dust hazards, eg silica dust, and the hazards caused by chemical fumes, for example, asphalt fumes.
- Learn what to do if hot asphalt comes into contact with their eyes or skin.
- Learn how to maintain good hydration and reduce the risk of heat stress.
- Understand the importance of communication including using a two-way radio.
Course length: 30 mins (12 x 1-minute animated and subtitled videos + short answer assessments)
- Includes a panoramic scene and hazard spotting game
- 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.