About this Mobile Plant Safety Toolbox Talk
A person with management or control of mobile plant at a workplace must eliminate or reduce, as far as reasonably practicable all risks and hazardous interactions with the item of plant. Risk assessments should be completed on all powered mobile equipment within a worksite and those at risk with their interactions.
This mobile plant safety toolbox talk can assist you to facilitate the elimination and reduction of hazardous interactions with the operation of powered heavy equipment.
Conducting Pre-Start Checks
- It is mandatory that all powered mobile plant and the work area is checked before operation and use.
- The operator must record any faults or safety issues that would deem the equipment unsafe.
- If unsafe to use, an out-of-service tag must be attached to the controls, noting the reason, time, date and name of the operator.
- Once the tag is attached, the defect or fault must be reported to a supervisor or person of authority who can initiate repair.
Safe Operation of Mobile Plant
Any person who controls mobile plant (except for cars) must:
- Be suitably trained (including safe fuelling or battery charging practices and operational procedures).
- Have current approved external licenses (e.g. LF license for a forklift truck or WP license for elevating work platform) and any approved site-specific certification, where required.
- Have been assessed for competency by an approved assessor who is knowledgeable in the working environment, operation and condition of the mobile plant.
- Utilise any safety devices fitted to the mobile plant such as seat belts, warning devices and speed limiters, etc.
- The operator must be aware of blind spots and workers should wear high visibility clothing on construction sites.
- Mobile plant operators involved in an incident or near miss must report this immediately.
- Supervisors must check daily that all pre-start-up checks have been completed by mobile plant operators.
- Mobile plant speed inside the working boundary must be no faster than a fast walking pace.
All necessary measures must be taken to ensure that heavy equipment does not:
- Permit objects to fall on the operator of the mobile plant. Rollover protection should be fitted to protect the operator.
- Allow the operator to be ejected from the mobile plant.
- Collide with any person, structure or thing. Use hand signals where necessary when working around mobile plant.
- Sustain mechanical failure of pressurised elements that may release fluids that pose a risk to the health and safety of workers.
Why Download this Mobile Plant Safety Toolbox Talk?
This 2-page toolbox talk on mobile plant safety can assist you facilitate the elimination and reduction of hazardous interactions and operation of powered mobile plant.
With this mobile plant safety toolbox talk you will be able to:
- Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own mobile plant toolbox talk.
- Apply your own style, format and brand to the mobile plant safety toolbox talk.
- Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.
Availability and Use of this Mobile Plant Safety Toolbox Talk
- This mobile plant toolbox talk is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Download Template’ button or the ‘Download Through Checkout’ button.
- No payment is required for this toolbox talk and it will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
- There are no subscriptions, contracts or ongoing costs.
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