Traf­fic man­age­ment is crit­i­cal

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Traf­fic man­age­ment in­volves a sys­temised ap­proach to analysing and con­trol­ling the traf­fic move­ments in and around a pro­duc­tion or ware­hous­ing fa­cil­ity. Ev­ery fa­cil­ity should have com­pre­hen­sive traf­fic man­age­ment plan. When you have trucks, fork lifts and other heavy ma­chin­ery on site it will in­evitably cre­ate the haz­ard of mixed traf­fic. This needs to be iso­lated, con­trolled or elim­i­nated to en­sure peo­ple’s safety at work.

Pedes­trian traf­fic must be man­aged wher­ever there are ve­hi­cle move­ments in a work place – it only takes a sin­gle mo­ment of inat­ten­tion for a se­ri­ous or even fa­tal ac­ci­dent to oc­cur.

Des­ig­nated pedes­trian walk­ways, us­ing the cer­ti­fied Tru-Gard bar­rier sys­tem, are an ef­fec­tive so­lu­tion to en­sure em­ploy­ees and vis­i­tors don’t stray into dan­ger zones. Door­ways to ware­houses, fac­to­ries and load­ing bays are also ar­eas that can be over­looked when it comes to safe traf­fic man­age­ment. Ide­ally door­ways should not have mixed traf­fic types and it is rec­om­mended that traf­fic f low is re­stricted to one di­rec­tion.

Im­ple­ment­ing traf­fic man­age­ment sys­tems not only re­duces the health and safety risks on your site but it can also help with stream­lin­ing your en­tire pro­duc­tion or ware­hous­ing fa­cil­ity. Stan­dard­i­s­a­tion across mul­ti­ple sites also re­duces the risks as­so­ci­ated when em­ploy­ees move be­tween sites.

Talk to us to­day about how we can help you re­duce the health and safety risks that you are faced with in your work­place.

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