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Construction Safety Tips: Mobile Plant Safety [Video]

Frick & Frack are rolling on with safety video blogs about the 11 Fundamentals for Fatality Elimination, arming companies with the information they need to prevent serious injuries or fatalities from occurring.

In the second video of the series, Frick & Frack school each other on mobile plant safety, and what is vital to keep in mind every time you set up an operation.

The Importance of Mobile Plant Safety

Mobile plants range from large portable equipment such as crushers, concrete batch plants or screening operations down to company pickup trucks. They can be defined as any piece of equipment under the control of an operation and capable of self-propulsion.

Of 4,836 workplace fatalities reported in 2015 by the U.S. Department of Labor, 2,054 were directly related to mobile equipment.

There are 6 key areas of mobile plant operation:

  1. Site Design and Traffic Control
  2. Vehicle/Pedestrian Segregation
  3. Mobile Equipment Inspection
  4. Quality Operator Training
  5. Proper Load Securement
  6. "Reverse" Protective Systems 

 

More From Frick & Frack

Did you catch the first video in our series on 11 Fundamentals for Fatality Elimination? If not, catch up on Risk Assessment.

Well, as always that was fun AND educational! Tune in next month when we talk about isolation of operating machinery aka lockout/tagout. Be sure to subscribe to our Safety Video Blog email notification list so you don’t miss it!

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