Earthmoving Equipment Critical Controls
• Secured against movement
• Operational safety devices
• Positive communications
• Access control & safe zone defined for WOF
• Isolation, Lockout, Tagout
Discuss: What Earthmoving hazards are present?
Discuss: What are the Critical Controls for Earthmoving equipment?
Has the Earthmoving pre-start been completed and issues escalated?
Were the critical risks and controls discussed during your toolbox meeting at the start of
Is Earthmoving equipment parked with GET engaged, wheels chocked or over a hump
to secure against movement?
Are exclusion zones and or barricading, including spotters used around Earthmoving equipment where a pedestrian/mobile equipment interface exists?
Are exclusion zones adequately identified, and delineated?
When light vehicles are required to enter the 50 meter exclusion zone is the Earthmoving equipment stopped and permission clearly communicated?
How are interactions with light vehicles controlled, IE Service vehicles in Earthmoving equipment blind spots?
Where Earthmoving equipment is being used, is a 50 meter exclusion radius being enforced for pedestrians and other light vehicles?
Has a form of positive communication been used?
Has Isolation, Tagout and verification process been followed?
Are the safety devices effective day and night? IE reversing alarms, lights, camera, seat belts, communication devices?
Were gaps identified during the field verification today?
What actions were taken to close those gaps, by who, by when?