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Construction Regulations 2014 require you to adhere to these requirements when using construction vehicles and mobile plant

by , 11 April 2014
One of the requirements in the new Construction Regulations relates to construction vehicles and mobile plant. If you use these in your workplace, you must comply with the following safety requirements to keep your employees safe

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Additional requirements for construction vehicles and mobile plant

In this article, we gave you ten Construction Regulations requirements you must comply with when using construction vehicles and mobile plant. We're now going to give you additional requirements so you can fully comply and keep your workers safe.

Make sure you comply with the following Construction Regulations requirements when using construction vehicles and mobile plant

The South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors explains that in terms of Construction Regulations 2014, you (contractor) must ensure that:

#1: No person rides on a construction vehicle or mobile plant in an unsafe manner;

#2: Every construction site is organised in such a way that, as far as is reasonably practicable, pedestrians and vehicles can move safely and without risks to health;

#3: The traffic routes are suitable for the persons, construction vehicles or mobile plant using them, are sufficient in number, in suitable positions and of sufficient size;
 

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Here are your other Construction Regulations requirements when using construction vehicles and mobile plant

#4:
Every traffic route is, where necessary, indicated by suitable signs;

#5: All construction vehicles and mobile plant left unattended at night, adjacent to a public road in normal use or adjacent to construction areas where work is in progress, have appropriate lights or reflectors.

#6: Whenever visibility conditions warrant additional lighting, all mobile plant are equipped with at least two headlights and two taillights when in operation;

#7: Construction vehicles or mobile plant travelling, working or operating on public roads comply with the requirements of the National Road Traffic Act.

Now that you know all the safety requirements for construction vehicles and mobile plant, make sure you comply with Construction Regulations 2014 so you can keep your employees safe.
 



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