Each mirror should be adjusted to give a clear and unobstructed view behind the vehicle, with no blind spots.
Ensure seat is adjusted to suit operator. The operator must be able to fully depress pedals when seated. If not, move seat
forward and check again.
The seat belts must always be worn when operating or driving the vehicle. Failure to comply may
result in injury or death to personnel.
The seat belt will help keep the operator safe in the event of a collision or other accident. The seat belt, in conjunction with the
ROPS/FOPS, will minimize the chance of injury from a rollover accident.
The seat belts must be maintained in a good condition. Carefully examine buckle, webbing, and fittings. Ensure seat belts
operate correctly. Replace seat belt if it does not operate correctly or if it is damaged, worn, or deteriorated.
Check location of underground power cables, gas lines, and water mains before digging. Keep loading area smooth to assist
with vehicle stability. Increase power gradually when pulling heavy load or when driving out of ditch or excavation.
Walk around vehicle to clear all personnel from area of operation and vehicle movement. Always check behind vehicle before
selecting R (Reverse) gear. Drive carefully in congested areas, over rough ground, near ditches or excavations, and on slopes.
Use vehicle lights to warn drivers of other vehicles in low-visibility conditions.
Ensure that no personnel are near or around the IHMEE when reversing during operations with vehicle
lights set to BO DRIVE or BO MARKER. In this condition, the reverse alarm is not operational.
Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
Be aware of the location of other personnel before moving vehicle. Reverse warning alarm must always be audible to warn
personnel vehicle is moving in R (Reverse).