RSS Infrastructure’s Safety Training Day focuses on understanding exclusion zones and driver cab visibility. The importance of site safety in construction projects cannot be overstated. To ensure that workers stay safe on the worksite, it is essential to understand exclusion zones and the Plant People Interface guidelines. This was the primary objective of the Training Day organised by Dave Bamford, Head of Civils and Construction, in collaboration with his delivery managers and the Midland Metro Alliance.
The Safety Day covered three designated areas on the site, with the first focusing on exclusion zones. Workers were shown an excavator with the keys removed to demonstrate that drivers in the cab have limited visibility. This was done to help them understand the importance of staying outside the exclusion zone and not entering it until the plant operator is aware of their presence.
Plant People Interface Guidelines
The second area of the training day was a CAT scanning demonstration to show workers how to avoid cable strikes and understand the process they must follow before digging. This demonstrated the importance of following the Plant People Interface guidelines, which dictate how workers and plant can safely interact on the worksite. Workers can avoid accidents and injuries by knowing where they can and can’t go.
Bobcat Introductory Session
The third area of the training day was a Bobcat introductory session. This was done to ensure that workers understood how it worked and what challenges drivers faced on a busy site. By understanding the limitations and challenges drivers face operating a Bobcat, workers can better understand the importance of staying outside the exclusion zone and avoiding accidents.
Dave Bamford, Head of Civils & Construction, stressed the importance of site safety, saying, “If it prevents one person from being injured, then it is worth it.” By organising the RSSI Safety Training Day, he aimed to ensure workers’ safety on the worksite by understanding exclusion zones and the Plant People Interface guidelines.
A Safer Working Environment
In conclusion, the recent Safety Training Day on exclusion zones and driver cab visibility was a valuable initiative in ensuring the safety of workers on construction sites. By understanding these guidelines and limitations, workers can avoid accidents and injuries and contribute to a safer working environment.