A walk-around shall be done prior to moving mobile Equipment. All cranes or other heavy equipment must be assisted by a “spotter” whenever overhead powerlines or other structures (steel, piping, etc.) present a hazard. The boom must be retracted and lowered in accordance with manufacturer specifications before travelling or storage. Personnel shall not ride on or in equipment, unless in a seat designed for the purpose and equipped with a safety belt. Seat belts must be used at all times. Safety devices on equipment shall not be tampered with.
Personnel shall stay away from cables or ropes at least 1.5 times the distance on all sides of the length of the cable or ropes being used to pull other equipment. Do not walk or position yourself between running equipment and stationary objects. Personnel shall not perform repairs / maintenance on equipment or equipment components suspended by hydraulic pressure. Work shall only be done on equipment or components that are safely blocked or secured to prevent movement.
Parking on a ramp or on a corner is strictly prohibited unless the equipment is disabled or properly chocked and identified with pylons or barricaded. Always park the equipment so that it is possible to exit in a forward direction. Mobile equipment is to be parked in a designated level parking area, unless a breakdown occurs.
Heavy equipment shall be parked at least one width of the equipment from other equipment when parking side by side, and at least two lengths of the equipment being parked when parking front to back.
Always be aware of line of fire, It may be easy to think that being in the line of fire isn’t a big deal, especially when the potential of the hazard actually occurring may be minimal. However, if you stick your hand in the fire enough times, you are likely to be burned.
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