Three Contact rule February 13, 2009
According to the CSAO (Construction Safety Association of Ontario) more than one-quarter of all injuries to equipment operators and truck drivers occur during mounting and dismounting.
To climb on and off construction equipment safely, always maintain three points of contact. That means two hands and one foot OR two feet and one hand on the equipment at all times.
Break 3-point contact only when you reach the ground, the cab, or a stable platform.
Mount and dismount facing the equipment.
Climb on and off only when the equipment is stationary.
Use the parts designed by the manufacturer for mounting and dismounting – steps, runningboards, traction strips, footholds, handgrips, etc.
Keep these parts clear of mud, snow, grease, ice and other hazards that can cause slips, trips or falls.
Don’t use wheel hubs or door handles for mounting and dismounting.
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