dump trucks

Dump Truck Operators


Dump trucks have been the number one cause of overhead powerline contacts in the past five years. Many contacts occurred while loading and unloading material.

Ensure everyone on the site stays safe from overhead powerline contact. Start by following these 3 steps on the jobsite:

  1. When You Arrive
    • Visually locate all overhead wires. 
    • Always have a competent, dedicated signaller to provide an extra pair of eyes. 
  2. Setting Up
    • Make sure that all parts of the truck are a minimum of 3 metres away from any overhead powerlines at all times. 
    • Make sure the signaller stays a minimum of 10 metres away from your truck. 
  3. Leaving the Site
    • After dumping the load, drop your box.
    • Ensure the box is lowered before moving your truck. 
    • Consider installing a raised box” indicator in your truck; it reminds the driver that the box is raised.

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