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Vehicle collision risk in parking areas

  • What happened?

    Two employees were leaving the premises in their vehicles in the parking area.

    One of the vehicles was heading to the exit while the other was backing out of a parking space.

    The two vehicles almost collided. Both vehicles stopped before an accident could take place.

    No damage was incurred, despite vehicles being a great cause of injury and serious wrecks, accidents, and even deaths in the workplace.

    Parking lot where incident occurred
  • Why did it happen?

    There was no risk analysis for the parking areas.

    There was a lack of communication - the training did not alert of any potential risks or indicate a reserved parking area.

    There were no regulations in place that required anyone to park in safe positions.

    The car backing out did not stop immediately, indicating a lack of training/ability.

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  • What did they learn?

    Avoid backing out of spaces, as driving in reverse reduces visibility. Park in safe mode instead.

    If possible, park away from other vehicles. Use rear-view mirrors, pay attention to blind spots, and go slower than marked speed limits.

    Avoid distractions and driving when tired and reinforce alert status.

    Take driving safety courses and refresh your knowledge.

    If the vehicle is to be renewed, consider advanced driver assistance systems like sensors, cameras, and automatic emergency braking.

    Driving risk studies in parking areas should be carried out in the implementation projects, or in the subsequent modifications.

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  • Ask yourself or your crew

    How can this happen here?

    Why is it important to conduct risk analysis in parking areas?

    Why is it important to prioritise safety over convenience when parking?

    What are the potential consequences of driving while distracted and/or tired?

    What systems do we have in place to prevent accidents occurring in the parking areas? How can we improve?

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Published on 05/01/23 453 Views 0 likes

Two employees were leaving the premises in their vehicles. The two vehicles almost collided. Both vehicles stopped before an accident could take place.