These guidelines provide practical information on how to prevent pedestrians being struck by powered mobile plant and collisions between powered mobile plant.
In recent years several people have been run over or crushed by reversing mobile plant such as forklifts, prime movers, delivery vans, trucks and construction plant.
These deaths have occurred in a wide range of workplaces. One death involved a pedestrian being struck by a van reversing in a laneway.
To prevent incidents, employers/owners must not only fit adequate warning devices, but also identify and assess the risk of using the plant and then implement control measures to eliminate or reduce the risk.
The information provided in the library is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs or circumstances into consideration. You should look at your own personal situation and requirements before deciding if it is appropriate to you. We recommend you also refer to your safety consultant.