A 360-Degree Walkdown Prior To Operating Vehicles Can Eliminate Consequences From Unknown Hazards
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Electrical, Vehicle Safety, Travel, Hazardous Energy Control

Lessons Learned:
Prior to operating any type of equipment, a thorough inspection is necessary to ensure that it is in a safe condition.

Prior to operating vehicles, a 360-degree walkdown should be performed to ensure that there are no obstructions present, and it is in the expected condition. Questioning Attitude - fosters thought about safety before an action is taken and helps individuals maintain an understanding of work conditions at any given time.

Consideration should be given to the plug configuration on vehicles to allow for easy detachment in the event of a drive off. This may reduce or eliminate damage.

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