Toolbox Talks

Vehicle Movements in the Workplace


  • Pedestrian movement on site and coming into contact with vehicles and mobile equipment (forklift trucks etc)
  • Mounting or dismounting from vehicles
  • Arrivals and departures
  • Loading and unloading
  • Hitching and unhitching trailers
  • Vehicles or plant reversing and manoeuvring
  • Securing loads
  • Unsafe loads
  • Falling material
  • Maintenance work

Control Measures

  • Observe site speed limits, safety rules and safe working practices
  • Exercise caution when manoeuvring on site, particularly when entering or exiting workshops and body shops
  • Plan your movements to minimise the need for reversing and where reversing is necessary, ensure you reverse for the shortest possible distance
  • Any vehicle defects must be reported to the Line Manager, using a defect report sheet.
  • No smoking, eating, drinking, use of mobile phones or anything else which distracts a driver is allowed when operating a company vehicle at any time.
  • Consider hazard lights and use of horns to alert pedestrians
  • Ensure you have good visibility on all sides and in your vehicle mirrors. When this is not possible, seek assistance from a competent banksman, particularly when manoeuvring in tight spaces, such as showrooms where members of the public may be present
  • Other drivers and customers who bring vehicles to workplaces will be provided with PPE required under site rules and made aware of applicable site rules for safe traffic movement.
  • Familiarise drivers with vehicles before driving to ensure the vehicle can be operated safely.
  • Keep specific safety routes such as fire exits and fire assembly points clear at all times.


Identify members of the team who may be at risk; valeting staff, parking attendants who need to be outside.
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