Only licensed operators are permitted to operate this
All operators of construction equipment will be
instructed to safely operate this type of equipment in accordance
with the operators manual, TB 385-8, and the Occupational Safety
and Health Standards Parts 1910 and 1926 as applicable.
This section is designed to help prevent accidents,
injuries, and damage to property through a recognized effort to
ensure the application of safety standards and the development of
safe operating procedures.
Before operator begins work, he will familiarize
himself/herself with the immediate working site and surrounding
area, determine number and location of co-workers, and stay alert
at all times as to their whereabouts.
Further, if hand signals
must be used, only one person will give hand signals to the
Warning, this is a one-person vehicle.
Always lower scoop to the ground or securely block any
moving hydraulic assemblies on vehicle before performing any
inspections, services, or adjustments.
Make sure vehicle is in
Although this vehicle is designed with a transmission high
range forward speed of 22.6 mph, seldom, if ever, should it be
required to travel at this maximum speed.
operations, speeds should be limited to 5 mph loaded and 15 mph
In all cases, the operator should determine the safe
speeds for operation using climatic, terrain, and area of work
site conditions as the determining factors.
Since the vehicle
cannot travel at
a speed greater than 25 mph, insure that a slow
moving vehicle emblem, NSN 9905-01-045-2201, is mounted on the
rear of the vehicle whenever the vehicle is driven on public
Proper supervision of all construction equipment must be of
paramount importance to assure safe operation.
Operators will check the condition of their equipment.
operator will have the responsibility to decline operating a
vehicle, which in their opinion is not safe to operate, until
declared safe by a qualified inspector.
Operators will immediately report all defects in the
equipment to their supervisor.
The supervisor has the
responsibility to report defective equipment and deadline, if
necessary, until corrective action has been taken.