This traffic management checklist:
A traffic management checklist can ensure the safety of both drivers and pedestrians in and around a worksite. Construction sites in particular are often bustling with activity, which can make them hazardous for both drivers and pedestrians.
To help ensure the safety of everyone in and around a worksite a traffic management checklist can help ensure all traffic movements are performed safely.
Many worksites and particularly construction sites are busy and chaotic places, with heavy machinery, vehicles and people all moving around. This can create a lot of potential hazards, especially for pedestrians. Effective traffic management is essential to minimising these hazards and preventing accidents.
There are many different aspects to traffic management. Some of the most important include:
Planning: The first step is to carefully plan the traffic flow for the site. This includes identifying the different types of traffic that will be present, such as construction vehicles, delivery trucks and pedestrians. It also includes determining the best routes for each type of traffic.
Signage: Clear and concise signage is essential for directing traffic and keeping people safe. Signs should be used to identify the different areas of the site, warn of hazards, and direct traffic.
Barricading: Barricades can be used to create blocks between different areas of the site, such as the work zone and the public area. This helps to keep people safe and prevents unauthorised access to the site. *
Traffic control personnel: Traffic control personnel can be used to direct traffic and enforce safety regulations. They can also help to prevent incidents and keep people safe.
The following traffic rules could be applied to drivers of vehicles and operators of mobile plant on a worksite:
Note: Failure to comply with traffic rules should be considered a serious safety breach and result in disciplinary action.
This checklist has prompts for (but, is not limited to) the following aspects of traffic management:
This 1-page checklist can assist you with traffic control measures and the safe movement of personnel, vehicles and mobile plant at your workplace.