Loading mobile equipment from fixed infrastructure is safe and productive.
The loading system must prevent the cabin of the vehicle from entering the area under the bin, unless a Falling Object Protection System (FOPS) that exceeds the maximum weight impact, is installed over the vehicle cabin to protect the operator.
Operational and safety requirements are specified in procedures and other documents and media e.g. instructional videos. They provide information to the operator about:
- Vehicle access
- Vehicle loading
- Vehicle exit
- Leaving the vehicle during loading
- Emergency response
They include relevant change management thresholds such as:
- Changes in vehicle type
- New operators
Engineering sign off that the loading system and the vehicle in use meet are fit for use.
Vehicle operators are trained and assessed in loading requirements including emergency response.
Last Updated: 23/06/2020 04:01:31pm