How to BeSafe while working on highways or city streets
What are you facing?
- Emergency Vehicles
- Adverse Weather Conditions
- Distracted Drivers
- Drunk Drivers
- Sleepy Drivers
- Speeding Drivers
- Poor visibility
- Glare off headlights
- Tired colleagues
What action can you take?
- Understand the Traffic Flow Plan
- Understand what controls are in place and work within them
- Ensure you understand exclusion zones around the plant and adhere to them
- Maintain strong communication between plant operators and non-plant operators
- Remain visible at all times
- Be work-fit – make sure you’re well rested and ready for your shift
Working on roads means you have to deal with the public who see 40km/hr reduced speed zones as a hindrance and a delay to getting to their destination. They may not necessarily realise the danger to the people working within them or see how slowing is beneficial.
Talk to your co-workers; look out for each other.
Educate your friends and family to make your workplace safer.