Control the risk from vehicle and plant movements on waste management facilities

Business Sectors (Suites): Frontline Environmental Services
Developed by: Energy & Utility Skills
Approved on: 01 Nov 2017


This Standard defines the competence required to maintain the safety of pedestrians and workers from vehicle and mobile plant movements on waste facilities. It requires adherence to operational and locationspecific procedures. You will be able to provide directions to, and monitor the movements of, pedestrians, and comply with all necessary organisational and regulatory requirements, and report any breaches in line with operational procedures. This Standard is for those who work on waste management facilities and has responsibility for directing vehicles and plant to loading and unloading areas

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

Control the risk from vehicle and mobile plant movements in line

with operational and location-specific procedures

  1. establish the designated loading/unloading area, reversing area

    and any one way systems

  2. ensure that all drivers are made aware of the route they must take

  3. direct the vehicle driver to the designated loading or unloading

    area taking into account any one way systems

  4. explain the signals you will use to users of the site, including radio

    communication and any hand signals

  5. give appropriate signals to the driver to assist with the safe

    movement and positioning of the vehicle or mobile plant

  6. ensure drivers of plant, and vehicles and their crews, comply with

    safe working practice

  7. ensure mobile plant and vehicle drivers and their crew use the

    PPE specified for the site

  8. ensure vehicles manoeuvring to and from public roads and the

    site are properly directed to avoid harm or nuisance to other road

    users, users of the site, and pedestrians

    Maintain the safety of pedestrians and workers in line with

    operational and location-specific procedures

  9. establish designated walking areas

  10. ensure and confirm the designated walking areas are clear and

    safe for use by pedestrians

  11. ensure pedestrians do not enter vehicle or plant operating areas

    unless directed to do so.

  12. ensure vehicle crews comply with organisational procedures

    during vehicle movements on the site

  13. ensure pedestrians and visitors to the site are properly authorised

    and understand and obey the site rules and practices

    Use and communicate data and information to enable risk to

    be controlled

  14. inform all site visitors and users about the rules governing access

    to and movement on the site and the requirements for PPE in

    accordance with organisational procedures

  15. report promptly incidents which compromise the safe movement

    of vehicles, plant, drivers, crews, workers and pedestrians on the

    site in accordance with organisational procedures

  16. report infringements of site rules in accordance with site

    operational procedures

  17. inform drivers of problems they may encounter during vehicle or

    mobile plant movements on the site or when leaving the site

  18. record and report defective fixtures, fittings or equipment on the


  19. advise plant and vehicle drivers about load security in compliance

    with organisational and legal requirements

  20. advise plant and vehicle drivers of any height or width restrictions

    that may affect the movement of the vehicle or mobile plant on


  21. give instructions to vehicle crews, work colleagues, and other

    pedestrians, on how to move safely around the site

  22. report accidents or near-miss/near hit incidents witnessed on site

    in accordance with organisational requirements

    Resolve problems from vehicle and mobile plant movements

    which compromise safety

  23. respond to unsafe behaviour in accordance with responsibilities of

    the job role and operational procedures

  24. refer matters outside the responsibility of the job role to

    designated personnel

  25. cordon off any area on site that becomes dangerous due to site

    operations, and notify the designated personnel

  26. arrange for spillage, from vehicles or plant on the site, to be made

    safe and cleared up

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:


  1. the classifications and types of waste

  2. the potential hazards associated with different wastes

  3. how to identify work-related hazards and risks

  4. details of operational procedures and documentation

  5. how to work with colleagues and other people and resolve


  6. how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) in line with

    operational procedures

  7. operational procedures and why it is important to comply with


  8. the limits of the job responsibility when communicating with others

    Risk from vehicle and mobile plant movements

  9. how to recognise vehicle and mobile plant characteristics and

    turning restrictions

  10. the types of problems which can occur in forward and reverse


  11. the recognised communication methods used to direct vehicles

    and mobile plant them including hand signals and radio

    communication and how to use them

  12. how to recognise and respond to spillages of hazardous

    substances in accordance with organisational procedures

  13. potential risks that pedestrians are exposed to from vehicle and

    mobile plant movements

  14. how to prevent pedestrians breaching organisational regulations

  15. how to recognise and respond to incidents that interfere with


  16. workplace procedures for the operation of vehicles and mobile


  17. operating procedures for the location of vehicles and mobile plant

  18. how to communicate clearly and effectively with drivers and crews

  19. how to select use personal protective equipment

  20. site rules and operating procedures

  21. how to report non-compliance issues

  22. how to ensure the safety of road users when manoeuvring

    vehicles onto public roads


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





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Version Number


Indicative Review Date

01 Nov 2021





Originating Organisation

Energy & utility skills

Original URN


Relevant Occupations

Public Services, Waste Operative

SOC Code



Control; Vehicle; Plant; Movement; Waste; Management; Facilities; Mobile plant; Rules; Access; Safe; Health and safety; Manoeuvring