Operator Safety Tips


  • Avoid slips and falls by always maintaining three points of contact when entering or exiting equipment, and ensure grease and fluids are kept off walking and working surfaces.
  • Prevent accidents by using a spotter whenever possible, in addition to utilizing all mirrors. While you should ensure the backup alarm is functioning properly, do not rely on it as the only safety measure when backing up.
  • Prevent equipment rollovers by understanding the limits of your machine. Remember—rollovers are possible even if the machine is planted on level ground. Don’t lift with machines that were not designed for that function, and always use a seat belt or harness when operating a machine with ROPS.
  • Set a limited access zone by roping off a swing radius for all pieces of equipment. Additionally, use barriers to separate working machinery from workers, pedestrians, and other vehicles.
  • Avoid potentially harmful equipment failures by inspecting and servicing your equipment regularly. Follow manufacturer recommended service schedules and conduct a pre-shift walk around, taking time to inspect steering systems, brake systems, pins and bushings. Inspect any cables and replace cables with signs of wear or damage.
  • Identify any hazardous surroundings to prevent injury or damage. Check for any overhead cables or underground utilities; striking either of these hazards puts not only the operator in danger, but other nearby personnel as well.







Service Tips

Here are some tips to keep your equipment running effective and efficiently