Physical Features Of Traffic Routes Within A Workplace Designed To Ensure The Safe Movement Of Vehicles.

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Describe the Physical Features Of Traffic Routes Within A Workplace Designed To Ensure The Safe Movement Of Vehicles.

  • Designed to keep pedestrians and vehicles apart
  • Separate routes, designated crossing places and suitable barriers at recognised danger spots
  • High visibility clothing to be provided and worn if necessary
  • Clearly marked and signed traffic routes
  • Roads, gangways and aisles should have sufficient width clearance for the largest vehicle



  • Roads, gangways and aisles should have sufficient overhead clearance for the largest vehicle
  • Speed limits established and enforced
  • Adequate lighting to be provided
  • Ensure good all round visibility
  • Provision of clear directional signs
  • Clear marking of doors and access/egress points
  • Avoid designing in sharp and/or blind bends
  • Avoid overhead obstructions
  • The floor surface should be suitable and sufficient for the intended traffic



  • Floors and traffic routes to be adequately maintained
  • Gradients should be kept as gentle as possible (not too steep)
  • Suitable and sufficient number of parking areas to be provided and be of the size to suite the vehicles intended to be parked therein
  • Avoid reversing if possible
  • Make people aware of the movement of vehicles
  • Provision of trained banksman if reversing has to take place

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