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TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

IDENTIFYING HAZARDS, RISKS & WORST-CASE SCENARIOS. 

 

In a busy warehouse or factory with forklifts, trucks, equipment and people moving around, accidents can easily happen.  In order to ensure a smooth working and safe environment for optimal productivity, a Traffic Management Plan is critical. It will identify hazards, assess the risks and worst-case scenarios and provide recommendations on effective risk control measures.

 

How Outsource Safety Can Help

 

We have experienced Health, Safety & Environmental Consultants who will analyse your site requirements and identify all potential traffic hazards. They will provide a customised report with detailed and practical recommendations on how to reduce the risks and improve traffic flow to ensure a safe and productive workplace.

 

A Traffic Management Plan includes: ​

- Site visits and inspections to:

  •          Look at a floor plan of the workplace

  •          Observe the movement + frequency of traffic

  •          Analyse floor surfaces, driveways, exits + overhead structures

  •          Look for blind spots

  •          Review injury + incident records

  •          View security footage

  •          Identification and assessment of risks

  •          Expert recommendations for traffic management control

 

The Benefits​

  • An increase in warehouse efficiency

  • A safer and more productive workplace

  • Reduction in accidents due to improved visibility

  • Increased profitability

  • Peace of mind that legal risks are minimised

 

Your Duty In Relation To Traffic Management Planning

As an employer, you have a duty of care to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all your employees.  You need to do all that is reasonably practicable to eliminate or minimise risks. In order to do that, you need to be aware of what can cause harm and then take action to ensure no one is at risk while they’re in your workplace. Ideally, you should have a Traffic Management Plan in place that is reviewed annually or when there are changes in your workplace that can impact on safety.
 

Traffic Management Controls include:​

  • Clearly sign-posted vehicle routes to indicate speed limits, speed humps and parking areas

  • Obvious pedestrian crossings with ground markings, lights or signs

  • Parking areas located away from busy work areas and traffic routes

  • Reversing sensors, reversing cameras, mirrors, rotating lights or audible reversing alarms for reversing vehicles

  • Designated, clearly marked, signposted and well-lit reversing areas

  • Signs and road markings using reflective paint  

  • Signs alerting pedestrians and vehicle operators to traffic hazards in the workplace

  • Well-lit and consistent lighting

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