- 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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Pedestrian safety and workplace transport - Self Audit Tool - QNJAC - Feb 2022

This guidance has been produced by a working group of QNJAC which comprises of industry experts from varied backgrounds, the Trades Unions and HSE. 

The purpose of this document is to provide a structured framework to enable organisations to carry out self-audits of transport and pedestrian controls to prove their effectiveness as well as identifying weaknesses in the controls that could lead to serious injury or loss of life. 

Approximately 20% of all fatalities in the mineral extraction industry involve vehicles or other mobile equipment.


QNJACPedestrian safety14/02/2022
Fatal 2 - Managing workplace transport and pedestrian interface. MPA launches two new guides

New Deployable MPA Resources to Support Your Initiatives

Workplace Transport and Pedestrian Interface has been identified by MPA's Health & Safety Committee as one of 'The Fatal 6' high consequence hazards that have been the main cause of fatalities and serious injuries and incidents over the last decade.

A range of resources have been launched  including an Employee's booklet, a Manager's handbook together with several supporting posters and stickers. These are all downloadable from the Fatal 2 section of Safequarry

MPAPedestrian safety27/10/2020
Fatal 6 - Vehicle isolation and maintenance - QNJAC Toolbox Talk - December 2019
QNJAC has produced a toolbox that highlights best practice in the management of vehicle isolation and key control for vehicles.
Fatal 6 - Reducing tipper rollovers - QNJAC Toolbox Talk December 2019

QNJAC has produced a toolbox talk highlighting the statutory duties and identifying the responsibilities of both the organisations and the individuals who are associated with a safe delivery being made by a tipper.

In particular, it looks at those responsible for maintaining the safety of persons involved in, or adjacent to, tipper loading and discharging activities. This includes the following;

  • Hauliers
  • Tipper Drivers
  • Site operators
  • Shovel loaders
  • Weighbridge staff
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