- Never be tempted to drive site transport unless you have been properly trained.
- You must hold a CPCS card, if necessary an appropriate class of driving licence has been authorised.
- Drivers of site transport should carry out daily pre-use checks of their vehicles and report any defects found.
- Many people are injured or killed by site transport that is reversing without the assistance of a signaler.
- The very nature of some site transport means that the driver has only limited visibility from the driving position.
- Drivers should obey site speed limits and one-way systems.
- When parking, ensure the hand brake is on and the wheels are chocked if necessary. Many accidents have been caused by items of runaway site transport.
- If site transport is left where children might congregate after working hours, ensure it is immobilised and in a safe state.
- Use stop-blocks where provided to prevent over-running.
- Site transport should be only refueled at designated refueling points by operatives who have been trained.
Site transport for carrying people
- Drivers of people-carrying site transport have a particularly important responsibility; theirs is a valuable cargo.
- In many cases, it will be advisable to exclude people-carrying site transport, such as crew buses, from all but access roads.
- People-carrying site transport is more likely to travel on public highways and so must comply with relevant legislation.
- Passengers on people-carrying site transport must always act in a responsible manner and not endanger the vehicle.
What is the company policy for ensuring the competency of site transport drivers?