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Backing up vehicles safely

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  • SIMA
- Posted: March 28, 2013
 
Review 5 tips for backing up vehicles safely:
  • Minimize the need to back up – Look at a site map beforehand and follow a designated route that doesn’t involve backing up.
  • Properly equip the vehicle – Proper lighting, alarms and equipment (ex. reflective tape) should be installed properly.
  • Use mirrors appropriately – Make sure mirrors are clear of snow, scan all mirrors while backing up and check blind spots.
  • Visual inspections can help – Before backing up, perform a visual inspection to check for major obstructions (ex. vehicles) or ground obstructions (ex. medians).
  • Follow best practices – Turn on lights, roll windows down and look for pedestrians.
 
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