Reversing Assistant

AIMS, OBJECTIVES and LEARNING OUTCOMES

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Those people whose work activities require that they provide assistance to vehicle drivers during vehicle manoeuvring operations.
  • Vehicle drivers whose work activity requires that they manoeuvre vehicles within the context of waste operations.

AIMS

  • To provide an understanding of today’s good practice guidance for manoeuvring  vehicles with the context of waste operations
  • To provide knowledge of the actions required by each member  to keep themselves and others safe whilst completing and supporting  vehicle manoeuvring operations
  • To provide knowledge of the accidents that can happen if good practice is not followed

OBJECTIVES

  1. To provide knowledge of the waste industry accident record in relation to vehicle manoeuvring
  2. To provide an understanding of the actions required by each member  to keep themselves and others safe whilst completing and supporting  vehicle manoeuvring operations
  3. To provide knowledge of the responsibilities of the vehicle driver and supporting team members when undertaking vehicle manoeuvring operations
  4. To help candidates identify areas of high risk when supporting vehicle manoeuvring operations
  5. To provide an understanding of the hand signals needed to support safe vehicle manoeuvring
  6. To provide an opportunity for candidates to practice reversing assistant duties within a controlled environment

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to;
  • Understand the actions required of each individual team member when completing vehicle manoeuvring operations
  • Understand how their actions can help minimise the impact of street collection operations on members of the public and other road users
  • Identify the accidents that may occur if vehicle manoeuvring operations are not completed in accordance with good practice guidance
  • Explain how their individual actions contribute towards the safe operations of a waste collections team
  • Recognise opportunities to reduce the risks and improve the safety of street collection operations
  • Understand the individual actions, of each collection team member, necessary to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Implement  good health and safety practice within waste collection operations