Transport Safety - CoP 10.26 Abu Dhabi


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Transport Safety - CoP 10.26 Abu Dhabi

  1. 1. Transport Safety<br />CoP 10<br />10.26<br />
  2. 2. Transportation EHS Management System<br />To be developed by owners / operators of vehicles<br />All employees, inc. contractors, need to be aware of their responsibilities re. EHS<br />All records to be maintained, e.g. driver training, vehicle inspection<br />
  3. 3. Transport plan<br />Fitted seatbelts to be worn by drivers and passengers<br />Loads to be properly secured<br />Protective helmets where necessary, e.g. motorcyclists<br />Fire extinguishers to be fitted to all vehicles<br />Schedules must allow for travel within speed limits, rest-time and traffic conditions<br />Drivers must hold a license for the vehicle they are operating<br />Any damage / malfunction to be reported<br />Vehicles to be maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions<br />
  4. 4. Transport plan must explicitly not permit:<br />Driving under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs<br />Driving whilst taking prescribed drugs that can influence ability to drive<br />Travelling anywhere (e.g. back of UTE) other than a location designed for human travel<br />Eating, drinking, using a hand-held mobile whilst driving<br />
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  7. 7. Hazard & Risk-Management & Assessment<br />Needs to be conducted at regular intervals<br />The life cycle of the operation to be considered, inc. sourcing & disposal of vehicles<br />Hazards to be identified along with controls to reduce risks<br />Likelihood and consequences of incidents to be assessed<br />Emergency response in place<br />
  8. 8. Common road transport hazards<br />Accidents can be caused by <br />driver, <br />environment or <br />vehicle<br />
  9. 9. Human behaviour – the root cause of most accidents<br />Untrained<br />Unaware of risks<br />Without defensive driving skills<br />Under the influence of drugs or alcohol<br />Speeding<br />Unsecured loads<br />Not using seatbelt<br />Stress/ fatigue<br />Lacking attention, judgment or experience<br />Impaired visibility, e.g. sunglare<br />Lack of knowledge of cargo<br />
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  11. 11. Hazards assoc. with vehicles<br />Lack of safety features<br />Poor design<br />Inadequate maintenance<br />
  12. 12. External factors contributing to fatal accidents<br />Other vehicles<br />Traffic volume<br />Poor roads<br />Hazardous conditions, e.g. flood; sharp bend; fog; road objects<br />Poor road markings <br />Inadequate time / planning<br />
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  15. 15. Risk reduction<br />Avoid unnecessary journeys<br />Careful planning of routes<br />Reducing fuel consumption<br />Providing speed limiting systems<br />Safer vehicle design<br />Clear driver’s handbook<br />Use of material safety data sheets when transporting HAZMATs<br />Placarding<br />
  16. 16. Load<br />Do not carry freight in any vehicle that is not designed for that purpose<br />Do not overload a vehicle<br />Position load so that vehicle is not damaged<br />Secure load<br />Make sure locks and security are adequate, especially for vehicles carrying HAZMATs<br />Train driver to handle any possible HAZMAT incident<br />Carry MSDS inside the vehicle<br />Segregate all incompatible materials<br />Install audio-visual devices to warn a vehicle is reversing<br />Speed limit of particular vehicle to be displayed on vehicle<br />Maintain tyres at correct pressure<br />Use recommended tyres only<br />
  17. 17. Carrying passengers<br />Freight & passengers to be carried in separate compartments<br />All occupants must wear a seatbelt<br />For off-road <br />operations, rollbar <br />protection is <br />required<br />
  18. 18. Pre-journey checks<br />Entities must ensure the vehicle is road-worthy & fitted with safety equipment<br />Entities & drivers must:<br />Check vehicle daily & weekly against a checklist<br />Defects that impact on safety are reported, and the vehicle is not used until the defect is repaired<br />Drivers are expected to be responsible for safety status of vehicle<br />
  19. 19. Regular maintenance<br />Establish a maintenance schedule<br />Set appropriate standards<br />Ensure checklists are complete and cover all safety aspects<br />Make available qualified personnel to inspect & maintain vehicles<br />Keep a supply of spare parts<br />Design a system to facilitate the reporting of defects by drivers<br />Remove defective vehicles from service until repairs are done<br />
  20. 20. Vehicle signs, marks & placards<br />All signage to conform with GHS<br />All necessary signs to be displayed<br />Information to be issued in Arabic & English<br />Any road signs (private roads etc) must conform with national standards<br />Signs to be inspected regularly<br />
  21. 21. Driver training<br />All drivers to attend an induction course which covers:<br />Key policies & rules<br />Local culture & attitudes to driving<br />UAE traffic regulations<br />Driving risks & related statistics<br />Journey management<br />Defensive driving techniques<br />Effects of medication, drugs & alcohol on driving<br />Vehicle information<br />Benefits of seatbelts<br />Appropriate cargo knowledge<br />Responsibility for care, cleanliness, inspection & maintenance of vehicles<br />Emergency procedures<br />
  22. 22. Desert driving<br />Vehicle must be suited to desert (tyres, AWD, roll protection, tyre pressure) & include GPS & communication systems<br />Vehicle to carry sufficient water for everyone on board & desert survival box<br />
  23. 23. Desert-Driver training- drivers have to know how to deal with the following:<br />Recognise desert hazards & how to avoid<br />Sandstorms<br />Becoming lost<br />Dehydration, heatstroke<br />Dangers of animals, esp camels<br />Getting stuck in a blow-hole or soft sand<br />Vehicle breaking down or overheating<br />
  24. 24. Emergency plans shall make provisions for:<br />Driver getting lost<br />Vehicle stolen<br />Vehicle off-road<br />Overturned vehicle<br />Vehicle / load fire<br />Collisions involving fatalities<br />Loss of cargo<br />Leaking HAZMATs<br />Pollution accident<br />
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