ACCIDENT PREVENTION: REVERSING AIDS OR IMPROVED DRIVER CONFIDENCE?

This article discusses how to prevent vehicle accidents in quarries, which have been increasing since larger and faster vehicles were introduced. Despite many improvements, people are still being killed or seriously injured in reversing accidents in quarries. Reversing aids for quarry vehicles include: (1) audible reverse warnings; (2) modern mirrors; (3) camera monitor systems; and (4) vehicle monitoring systems (VMS). Even modern equipment, complete with reversing aids, does not provide a sufficient solution. In addition, all mobile plant operators need thorough and consistent training, especially for VMS, which needs to be clearly understood. Seven methods are outlined for achieving pedestrian-free zones in quarries, which reduce the possibility of people and machines meeting unexpectedly. Some of the best ideas for safety come from the operators themselves, especially in developing 'risk assessments' and 'safe systems of work'.

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    QUARRY MANAGERS' JOURNAL LTD

    7 REGENT STREET
    NOTTINGHAM,   United Kingdom  NG1 5BS
  • Authors:
    • HUDDLESTON, R
  • Publication Date: 1995-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 37-9
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM