Enhancing Safety: Beyond Driving Delivers 4×4 Training with a Focus on Site Safety Procedures

We’re thrilled to share an update on our recent 4×4 familiarisation training at Laing O’Rourke in Milton Keynes. The training we’re delivering is tailored and comprehensive, encompassing site safety procedures around heavy plant.

On-Site Safety: Construction sites pose inherent risks, especially concerning vehicles and mobile plant operations. Annually, an average of 7 workers lose their lives, and 93 suffer severe injuries due to accidents involving these elements. To address this, Beyond Driving emphasizes the importance of effective traffic management, adhering to legal obligations to organize construction sites for safe vehicle and pedestrian movement.

Key Traffic Management Issues on Construction Sites:

  1. Keeping Pedestrians and Vehicles Apart:
    • Separate entry and exit gateways for pedestrians and vehicles.
    • Well-defined walkways with clear crossings at roadways.
    • Ensure visibility for drivers at entrance points onto public roads.
    • Prevent obstructions on walkways, install barriers between walkways and roadways.
  2. Minimising Vehicle Movements:
    • Plan site layouts to reduce the need for excessive vehicle movement.
    • Provide dedicated parking away from work areas.
    • Control entry points to the work area.
    • Plan storage areas strategically to minimize vehicle crossings.
  3. People on Site:
    • Ensure fitness and competence of all workers operating vehicles through thorough checks, training, and management.
    • Implement stringent checks when recruiting or hiring contractors.
    • Provide training for drivers, operators, and those directing vehicle movements.
  4. Turning Vehicles:
    • Avoid unnecessary reversing, a significant cause of fatal accidents.
    • Implement one-way systems, especially in storage areas.
    • Consider installing turning circles to eliminate the need for reversing.
  5. Visibility:
    • Equip vehicles with aids like mirrors, CCTV cameras, or reversing alarms for all-round visibility.
    • Appoint plant and vehicle marshallers for controlled manoeuvres.
    • Ensure proper lighting, particularly after sunset or in adverse weather conditions.
    • Mandate high-visibility clothing for pedestrians on-site.
  6. Signs and Instructions:
    • Ensure clear communication of routes and traffic rules on-site.
    • Use standard road signs where applicable.
    • Conduct induction training for drivers, workers, and visitors.

At Beyond Driving, our commitment to safety extends beyond 4×4 training. We integrate site safety procedures into our courses, ensuring participants are well-versed in risk management. To explore our 4×4 courses, visit Beyond Driving 4×4 Courses. If you’re looking for comprehensive and tailored training that prioritizes safety, contact us today!

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