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WorkSafe Victoria Pedestrian Safety Plan available from Australian Forklift Training

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Australian Forklift Training  refer safety measures on pedestrian safety from WorkSafe Victoria and gives a good 8 step plan for keeping pedestrians safe on the worksite.

  • Install intelligent pedestrian sensing systems to ensure separation of pedestrians from operational forklifts
  • Implement an effective traffic management plan designating exclusion zones for pedestrians and forklifts
  • Enforce exclusion zones within a three metre radius of a forklift (this distance should be expanded when the height of the forklift load or the speed travelled increases)
  • Do not allow forklifts to operate near areas where people commonly walk, such as around time clocks, tearooms, cafeterias, amenities and entrances
  • Clearly mark pedestrian walkways and install physical barriers wherever possible
  • Provide alarms and horns as well as flashing lights to warn pedestrians of approaching forklifts
  • Use overhead dome mirrors at intersections and blind corners to increase visibility
  • Avoid placing bins, racks or storage units where they could obstruct a forklift operator’s view

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