1. Never be tempted to drive site transport unless you have been properly trained.
2. Drivers of site transport should carry out daily pre-use checks of their vehicles and report any defects found.
3. Many people are injured or killed by site transport that is reversing without the assistance of a signaler.
4. The very nature of some site transport means that the driver has only limited visibility from the driving position.
5. Drivers should obey site speed limits and one way systems.
6. When parking, ensure the parking brake is on and the wheels are chocked if necessary.
7. Use stop blocks where provided to prevent over – running.
8. Site transport should only be refueled at designated refueling points by operatives who have been trained.
Site transport for carrying materials
1. Site transport used for carrying materials must not be overloaded.
2. Loads that could fall off must be adequately secured.
3. Site transport intended for carrying materials must not carry passengers.
Site transport for carrying people
1. Drivers of people carrying site transport have a particularly important responsibility; there is a valuable cargo.
2. People carrying site transport is more likely to travel on public highways and so must comply with relevant legislation.
3. Passengers on people carrying site transport must always act in a responsible manner and not endanger the vehicle.