Why Workplace Traffic Plans Are Important
Managing warehouse traffic is an important part of ensuring the workplace is without risks to health and safety.
Vehicles including powered mobile plant moving in and around a workplace, reversing, loading and unloading are frequently linked with death and injuries to workers and members of the public. During the 2010 – 2014 period alone there were 91 fatalities recorded as a result of moving plant in the workplace.
We offer a comprehensive workplace traffic management consulting service to businesses across Australia and New Zealand.
Our consultants work with you and your workforce to identify the specific hazards in the workplace. These may include:
• Interaction between people and moving plant;
• Vehicle movements;
• Reversing vehicles;
• Loading and unloading areas;
We will also review the workplace layout, incident and injury rates and traffic movements.
Following the identification and assessment of hazards and risks, we will develop a traffic management plan specific to your workplace. Controls may include:
• Barriers, bollards and gates;
• Line marking to define access routes and traffic controls;
• Warning lights and audible alarms;
• Signage and traffic calming devices;
• Administrative controls.
Our plans are based on the recommendations of Safe Work Australia, Worksafe NZ and Regulatory Authorities.
Proactive Compliance can assist with specification, supply and installation of Traffic Management control measures. Our holistic approach to Workplace Traffic Management provides the right balance of administrative and physical controls considering your budget.
Instruction & Training
Communicating the plan to all stakeholders is critical to ensure the successful implementation of the plan. We will assist with developing:
• Safe work procedures;
• Induction material;