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					  Hand Signals for
Dump Truck Operators




    Lets Talk the Talk
           and
    Walk the Signals
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Before you lift that box
   where's the line




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Seems Simple Can they Understand




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                           Lets Prevent This!
•   The main danger is of the truck tipping over when it is in the active raised position, and the advice
    applies to dumpers of all types--rigid road-going trucks, semi-trailers, off-road articulated dump
    trucks (ADTs) and even small site dumpers and appropriately-equipped pick-up trucks and trailers.
    The risk comes from the center of gravity of the loaded dumper or combination being raised
    beyond a safe level and outside the dimensions of the frame when the load area or 'box' is being
    prepared for tipping. This situation can arise silently and unexpectedly, especially if the operator
    has no idea of the weight of material he is handling. And this dangerous condition is particularly
    likely to be reached if the to-be-dumped material sticks to the top of the load-carrying container.
    The problem gets much worse if the dumper is not on a stable level surface when the box is raised,
    when material flows out unevenly or the rear wheels do not settle evenly as the load is transferred
    and reduced. These conditions are exacerbated if the suspension system of the dump truck is in
    poor condition (especially if one side is worse than the other), if the hydraulic lifting cylinder(s) are
    not working smoothly and properly or if the tire pressures are not matched equally side for side.
    To prevent some of these problems developing dump truck load areas should always be emptied
    out overnight and, if possible, hosed down to prevent sticking of material, too. All mechanical
    damage that prevents free movement of material in the box should be repaired as soon as it is
    noticed.




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