Managing traffic, including pedestrian 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. Traffic includes cars, delivery trucks, powered mobile plant like forklifts and pedestrians like workers and visitors.
In must businesses goods are received and stored until they are required and then prepared for use or transportation. Activities include:
The most effective way to protect pedestrians is to eliminate traffic hazards. This can be done by designing the layout of the workplace to eliminate interactions between pedestrians and vehicles. Examples include prohibiting vehicles from being used in pedestrian spaces or providing separate traffic routes so pedestrians cannot enter areas where vehicles are used. Where this is not possible the risks must be minimised so far as is reasonably practicable. This can be done by careful planning and controlling vehicle operations and pedestrian movements at the workplace.
Enable Safety Solutions experienced consultants can undertake a formal Traffic Management Assessment and develop a Traffic Management Plan that can help manage risks and communicate information regarding control measures. It may include: