Operator or pedestrian misjudges clearance distance, caused by:

  • Vision / Visibility issues (poor sight lines)
  • Delineation not placed as required
  • Reversing / moving in restricted areas
  • Unaware or does not understand the requirement for operating LV/HV Vehicles on site (travel routes, vehicle capabilities, critical systems)
  • Vehicle speed
  • Equipment operator mistake in estimating distance to pedestrian when passing
  • Work planning does not allow adequately for vehicle access e.g. working on fixed infrastructure.

 This Credible Failure mode is addressed by:

  • BI-01D.01 Trained personnel who are supported by an appropriate and up-to-date training management system
  • BI-01P.01 Trained, Competent and Authorised Mobile Equipment Operators
  • BI-01P.05 Site clearance requirements and processes for accurately estimating distances – information prepared for Operators
  • BI-01S.02 Pre-commencement and periodic medicals for mobile equipment operators
  • BI-04D.05 Road design guidelines specify minimum requirements for delineation
  • BI-04P.14 Positive communication protocol for passing/moving close to a vehicle
  • BI-04T.20 Proximity detection, alerts, advice, and intervention


Last Updated: 03/08/2020 02:30:21pm