Unexpected contact with powerful mobile equipment and moving machine parts at a mine can cause serious injuries and even death. This course discusses common mobile equipment hazards, haul road design, traffic patterns, and other traffic control measures. It illustrates some visual limitations that machine operators experience, including blind spots, the six foot visibility point, and grade visibility. The importance of stationary equipment clearance, guarding, and immobilization are also covered.
State the importance of safety around powered haulage and mining machinery
List common rules for avoiding injuries and fatalities around mobile equipment
Describe common surface mine haul road design, traffic patterns, and right of way rules
Describe the "six foot visibility point"
Identify mobile equipment hazards and describe best practices for avoiding them
Identify stationary equipment hazards and describe best practices for avoiding them