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ENTRY AND EXIT
The means of entry and exit to and from all areas of the workplace must be safe. For example, providing separate entries and exits for mobile plant (including cranes or trucks) and pedestrians will reduce the risk of persons being hit by moving vehicles. If persons and vehicles have to share a traffic route, use kerbs, barriers or clear markings to designate a safe walkway and have traffic management controls implemented.
Entry and exit areas and passageways should be clearly lit, signed and kept free from materials and debris to minimise the risk of trips and slips.
Emergency exit routes must be easily identifiable, kept free from obstruction and have emergency lighting, directional signs and exit points marked. Emergency lighting back-up systems should have sufficient capacity to provide safe emergency egress for a reasonable period of time in the event of power failure. Emergency lighting systems should be tested regularly to ensure an evacuation could be safely carried out in both daylight and night time conditions.
Work areas should be clearly identified and separated as necessary so that work can be undertaken safely. A workplace management plan may be prepared to outline different areas, including loading zones, access, materials storage, offices, first aid stations, waste and recycling areas. Signs may be used to provide clear instructions to persons at the construction workplace, for example, ‘No Entry’, ‘No Smoking’, ‘PPE required’, and signs identifying hazard areas.
Vehicle, plant and pedestrian traffic in the workplace may be controlled through clear vehicle paths, allocated parking areas, signage, physical barriers and/or traffic controllers. Where there is risk of falling objects, exclusion zones may need to be created to prevent unauthorised people entering the work area and being put at risk.
Prepare and implement workplace traffic management plan and make available to workers:
- Exclusion zone for mobile plant to be clearly identified (signage and barricades as per site plan) and controlled during vehicle loading/unloading operations.
- Use temporary safety barriers to direct/controltraffic flow as required.
- Brick delivery vehicle to be unloaded on-site (not from public roadway). Place brick pallets adjacent to bricklaying work areas (inside workplace boundaries and clear of workplace traffic routes).