You will find a variety of specialized vehicles and equipment on most job sites. A fair amount of workers tend to treat large tools or vehicles with cautious respect, because they recognize the dangers associated with them. However, it is really easy to ignore more prevalent hazards on most job sites. Even things as simple as ordinary work trucks are responsible for a substantial number of workplace injuries annually. That includes everything from delivery trucks, to pick-up and utility trucks that populate almost every job site. Safe operation around trucks and heavy machinery is every bit as important as all other safety measures in place to protect workers.
Developing and enforcing standard operating procedures for equipment on your site is an important starting point. In most cases, you will not be able to design the worksite to provide the highest level of safety, so you’ll need to focus on ways to address specific hazards as they become known.