The movement of construction vehicles and ongoing activities all over the construction site can result in casualties and injuries to workers and the public. The best way to avoid construction transport accidents is to devise a plan to eliminate any interaction between the
construction vehicles and pedestrians.
A traffic management plan for a construction site by SSTC will ensure that health and safety aren’t compromised and construction activities will go smoothly.
Safety measures are applied on the footpaths of pedestrians like signs, road marks, or a traffic controller at crossings to avoid walkers from being hit by vehicles. Vehicles will follow
a route to manage risks. Installation of ample road marks and signs at the construction site to warn pedestrians and vehicle operators of hazards.
Keeping People and Vehicles at Bay
Our traffic planner customizes the design of the traffic management plans according to the needs of the builder and deals with the requirements of the council and RMS. Ideally, overhead walkways will avoid any contact between vehicles and pedestrians, however, if it’s
not possible, SSTC applies other methods to control construction traffic risks.
· A traffic controller will direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
· Barriers at entryways will prevent pedestrians from being hit by vehicles.
· Vehicles have different entry and exit from pedestrians.
· A route exclusive for pedestrians to stay away from using hazardous shortcuts.
· Physical barriers for mobile plants.
· Marked walkways.
· Vision panels on vehicle entryways.
The vehicle routes at the construction site are solid and even surface, wide enough to accommodate large vehicles, well-kept, and uncluttered. To ensure safety, SSTC’s management plan considers posting signs with speed limits, speed humps, and parking
Traffic controllers assist vehicle operators during entry or exit from the construction site to avoid any collision with other vehicles on the road. There is enough passing space to manoeuvre around vehicles. Sharp corners are avoided, and the area is well lit. Suppliers
follow a delivery schedule to avoid long lines.
Signs and Road Markings
Traffic hazards are visible with signs using reflective paint to warn pedestrians and vehicle operators. These can be easily seen by concerned parties and positioned in different spots
at the construction site. The signs specify dangerous and safe areas, speed limits, hazardous corners, vehicle crossings, and where heavy equipment is operational.
Most pedestrian accidents happen when people go across vehicle routes. SSTC’s traffic management for construction site targets a zero accident rate. To achieve this, traffic controllers at gateways assist pedestrians and drivers, and application of engineering
treatments like placing of barriers, installation of traffic lights, or warning systems along footpaths.
Signs are clearly marked for good visibility and mounted with light if need be. Obstructions are removed from pathways so they wouldn’t hinder a pedestrian’s or a vehicle operator’s vision or movement. A lighting system so drivers and pedestrians can see each other.
Markings are placed on slopes along pathways. A roof is installed along the pathway adjacent to the construction to prevent falling debris from hitting pedestrians.