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#1 Posted : 10 February 2001 03:22:00(UTC)
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Posted By Ernest LEE
I am doing a study on loadshifting machinery and would like to ask if anyone has the information about the safe operation guildelines, safety considerations, operation principles, or else for the following kinds of machines, which are commonly found in construction sites.
- bulldozer
- loader
- excavator
- truck
- lorry
- compactor
- dumper
- grader
- locomotive
- scraper
#2 Posted : 13 February 2001 11:42:00(UTC)
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Posted By Chris Knagg
Have tried the Construction Industry Training Board, they operate the Plant operators competency certification scheme (CTA) and run training and assessment courses for Plant Operators.

Chris Knagg
#3 Posted : 13 February 2001 20:16:00(UTC)
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Posted By Kevin Vinson
You may find the following 2 HSE documents useful

Safety of Construction Plant (SIR53 Free Publication)

This is a survey of standards and accidents associated with earth moving machinery.

It describes accidents and dangerous occurences investigated by HSE over the period 1986 to 1996 on earth moving machinery. It identifies a number of common reasons for accidents and dangerous occurences, which may be linked to technological considerations. It also identifies International and European Standards and proposed European standards which give design requirements for individual types of machines and common technical issues which affect the safe use of a number of different machine types. It is intended to provide information to assist in the development of standard requirements for these machines. Contents include : Earth moving machinery standards; Details of marcode survey; Analysis of statistics.

The Safe Use of Vehicles on Construction Sites (HSG 144)

This provides practical guidance on the prevention of accidents by vehicles on construction sites, by avoiding hazards and controlling the risks arising from the use of vehicles in construction work. It is aimed at clients, designers, employers, managers, the self-employed, employees, safety representatives and plant hirers. Contentsinclude : Safe workplaces; Safe vehicles; Safe driving and work practices; Managing construction transport; Also includes details of Construction vehicle accident statistics; Legislation and the safe use of vehicles in construction; Risk assessment and safety management.

The guidance covers ; Construction; Pedestrian routes; Vehicle routes; Loading; Storage; Reversing; Drivers; Signallers; Site dumpers; Lift trucks; Telescopic handlers; Excavators; Tipper lorries: Public protection; Vehicle selection; Vehicle inspection; Maintenance; loading; Working practices
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