Traffic management

Where there are vehicles like cars, trucks or forklifts at your workplace there is a risk that they will collide with people. The best way to protect people is to keep them physically separated from vehicles.​

There are a number of ways of doing this depending on the size of your workplace, the kinds of vehicles being used and how often vehicle and pedestrians interact.

You should start by identifying the hazards and the potential points of collision between people and vehicles. You can do this by considering the flows of traffic and people, and by asking your workers and health and safety representatives about any problems they encounter at the workplace. You must then put in place control measures to eliminate or minimise the risks so far as is reasonably practicable. A number of control measures are generally needed to control the risks effectively.

Further information can be found in the general guide for workplace traffic management, and the specific guides for traffic management in warehouses, construction workplaces, shopping centres and events, and in the checklists.