- Mitigating the high potential hazards in the Mineral Products Industry

FATAL 2 - Workplace transport and pedestrian interface

19% of fatalities in the industry involve workplace transport, often involving contact with pedestrians.

Every year pedestrians are killed or seriously injured having been  hit by mobile plant or other transport operating on a mineral products site.

There are now many technical devices that enhance a  driver's vision and warn both pedestrians and drivers about their proximity.  New designs and  modifications to vehicles can also reduce the  potential for and seriousness of an impact.

There are many other simple ways in which the  risk of pedestrian contact can be mitigated which include;

  • Improved site design and management of site traffic
  • Implementation of pedestrian exclusion zones
  • Creation of pedestrian walkways
  • Fail safe devices
  • Improved site and vehicle lighting
  • Better signage  and warning lights
  • Better risk assessments and safe systems of work

Please follow this link to the section of Safequarry that provides recommended guidelines on the safety features for mobile plant Safer by Design or click on the  buttons below to view more information.

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TitleVideoActivityType of LocationYearPrize
Contractor / haulier induction interactive video   Contractor Safety managementQuarry2018 N
Dry silo mortar loading – driver assistance   Transport / DeliveryReadymix or mortar plant2018 N
Permission to tip   Traffic management 2018 N
Preventing vehicle tip overs   Transport / DeliveryCement plant2018 N
Reducing worker risk through automated inspection and testing during pavement construction   ContractingContracting - On-highway 2018 N
Taking the guess work out of edge protection   Traffic managementQuarry2018 Y
Tower light raise/lower   LiftingCompany-wide2018 N
5+2 Campaign – Safety zone blue lights and other enhancements   Pedestrian safetyOn-Highway2017 Y
Mobile pedestrian safety zones   Pedestrian safetyQuarry2017 N
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Title/Short DescriptionSourceSubjectDate
A guide to pedestrian safety in quarries and surface mining

This guide highlights the steps one needs to take to separate pedestrians form mobile plant and other traffic.

QNJACPedestrian safety28/11/2016
Artic tipper guidance - preventing overturns

Lafarge Tarmac has issued a booklet to assist all parts of the business in understanding, reviewing and addressing the use of tipping vehicles – and ensuring that every part of the process is carried out safely. Click on the heading to view a pdf of the booklet

Lafarge TarmacTransport04/02/2015
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Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01410Hydraulic Breaker Incident24/03/2015On-HighwayManual handling and storage
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TitleActivityLocationYearPrize
Preventing vehicle tip overs Transport / DeliveryCement plant2018 N
Mobile pedestrian safety zones Pedestrian safetyQuarry2017 N
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