Safety Practices and Guidelines for Plant Equipment Operation

Plant equipment may help with excavations, load hauling, waste removal, and other critical tasks on a construction site. However, all plant equipment operators must follow strict safety practices and guidelines to ensure they do not accidentally damage property or injure anyone. Failure to follow essential safety steps could have devastating consequences.


Here are three critical safety practices and guidelines for operating plant equipment.


1) Post Up Warning Signs


Construction sites have lots of heavy plant equipment in use frequently. Posting warning signs around any construction site before operating plant equipment there is critical. Otherwise, someone could get hurt by wandering onto the construction site when the plant equipment is being operated.


Warning signs will help keep the area clear before using the plant equipment.


2) Receive Operator Training


Never attempt to operate plant equipment unless you have received the proper training. One small mistake could cause major property damage or severely injure or kill someone.


Undergoing the proper plant equipment training will reduce accidents and increase productivity on the worksite.


3) Inspect the Plant Equipment


Always inspect the plant equipment before operating it. You will want to ensure the equipment is fully functional and operating well.


Check the hydraulic fluid and engine oil levels, buckets, hoses, booms, etc. If everything looks good, then you should be good to go.


Contact Us


Do you want to hire plant equipment with a licensed operator? Bison Plant Hire can offer you a complimentary operator with every plant hire. Our operators consistently implement professional safety practices and guidelines.


Contact us at 01285 862222 or email us at for more information.