Area layout

  • Are the vehicle routes wide enough to accommodate fork lift truck / vehicle movement?

  • For two way traffic, is there adequate room and vision for vehicles to pass each other?

  • Are floor surfaces well maintained and free from significant cracks and pot holes?

  • Are surfaces firm and level enough to allow safe transport?

  • Are gangways and pathways free from obstructions?

  • Where blind spots have been identified are there adequate control measures in place? E.g mirrors, lights, sensors etc.

  • Does the area display the relevant work place transport signage such as restricted pedestrian access, fork lifts operating in the area and speed limits?
    (Use Highway Code standard where possible)

  • Are vehicle and pedestrian routes cleared identified?

  • Where pedestrians need to cross, are suitable crossings marked?

  • Do pedestrian and vehicle routes have adequate lighting?

  • Are safe parking places designated for vehicles when not in use, including charging areas?

  • Have barriers been erected where there is a high risk of collision to protect persons and vulnerable equipment?

  • Are narrow, low entrances over overhead restrictions clearly marked?

  • Have one way systems been considered as a priority for the area to prevent the need for close vehicles passing, waiting and unnecessary reversing?

MOVEMENTS

  • Are personnel work stations away from areas where reversing and complex manoeuvres occur so to avoid impact collisions? If not are suitable controls in place?

  • Is the area designed so as to not require a banks man?

  • Are loading and unloading activities carried out away from passing traffic, operators and others not involved in the operation?

  • Is the use of powered lifting equipment restricted by way of a key, fob or other device which prevents movement by unauthorised persons?

  • Are there security arrangements in place to prevent unauthorised access and use of lifting equipment?

  • Are there separate access and egress doors for vehicles and pedestrians?

  • Where the same access door is used, are there priority controls in place to prevent collision between vehicles and pedestrians?

  • Are the loads lifted within the capacity of the equipment being used?

  • Is the equipment used the most suitable for the task, loads and operating space?

  • Has consideration been given to alternative ways of transporting items through the area e.g. Pallet trucks, conveyors, tow tugs etc.

The templates available in our Public Library have been created by our customers and employees to help get you started using SafetyCulture's solutions. The templates are intended to be used as hypothetical examples only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. You should seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of a template is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction. Any ratings or scores displayed in our Public Library have not been verified by SafetyCulture for accuracy. Users of our platform may provide a rating or score that is incorrect or misleading. You should independently determine whether the template is suitable for your circumstances. You can use our Public Library to search based on criteria such as industry and subject matter. Search results are based on their relevance to your search and other criteria. We may feature checklists based on subject matters we think may be of interest to our customers.