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					                                                                                     HAZARD ASSESSMENT FORM


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(Risk)                        Hazards                                                 Precautions                                  (Risk)

               Weather Conditions-
  19           Rain/Sleet – reduced visibility and            Slow down and drive the appropriate speed for the                    2
                traction and the possibility of                 conditions. Turn your wipers and headlights on and ensure
                hydroplaning.                                   that your tires have sufficient tread to provide good traction
                                                                for maneuvering and also to prevent hydroplaning. Increase
                                                                following distance.
  19                                                           Slow down and drive the appropriate speed for the                    2
               Snow – reduced visibility and traction.         conditions. Turn your wipers and headlights on and ensure
                                                                that your tires have sufficient tread to provide good traction.
                                                                Increase following distance.
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                                                               Slow down, turn your headlights and wipers on, turn on
  17                                                            overhead beacon lights and also your four way flashers. Stay
               Fog – reduced visibility.                       as far to the right, in you’re driving lane, as possible.
                                                                Increase following distance.
               Road conditions-
  20           Gravel – reduced visibility (dust),            Read the road ahead; give yourself time to slow down for             3
                reduced braking and maneuvering                 approaching or passing vehicles. Slowing down will also
                capabilities and flying rocks that can          increase your braking and maneuvering capabilities.
                damage your vehicle.                           Read the road ahead; slow down well in advance of road
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               Washboard, holes in the road, frost             hazards.
                heaves – may cause loss of control or
  20            damage to your vehicle.                                                                                              3
                                                               Prior to each trip, inspect your vehicle to ensure that all
               Muddy or Icy Conditions– reduced                components are in good working condition. Slow down and
                braking and maneuvering capabilities.           read the road ahead and ensure that you are driving to
                                                                conditions.
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                                                               Prior to each trip, inspect your vehicle to ensure that all
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               Hills and corners – there is always the         components are in good working condition. Read the road
                potential to loose traction or steering         ahead and ensure that you are driving to conditions. Slow
                capabilities. Centrifical force will tend       down prior to the corner and accelerate through the corner.
                to pull your vehicle out in a corner.
               Light Conditions-
  18           Driving into the sun may reduce your           Windshield with a 10% tint will reduce glare.                        4
                visibility or completely blind you.            Wear sunglasses.
                                                               Use the sun-visor.
                                                               Always ensure that your windshield is clean inside and out.
               Driving at night – on-coming vehicle
  17                                                           Dim your headlights so that vehicles approaching can see             2
                headlights can blind you. Be- aware that
                                                                where they are going. Ensure that your headlights are set
                your headlights may also blind the
                                                                properly. When another vehicle is approaching you, do not
                person coming at you.
                                                                focus on their lights; watch your shoulder of the road.
                                                               When a hazard becomes clearly discernible in your
  19           Over driving your headlights at night.          headlights at night, if you cannot get stopped before you hit it     3

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                                                                  then you are over driving your headlights. Ensure that your
                                                                  headlights are clean, properly adjusted and that you can get
                                                                  stopped in time.
               Traffic Conditions-
  16           Hunters, campers, people four by                 A defensive driver must always be alert, not fatigued or              3
                fouring, quading, snowmobiling, riding a          distracted. They must always be taking in the full picture –
                bicycle, riding a horse or pedestrians –          being aware of everything around them and prepared to
                day or night you never know when or               prevent or avoid a hazardous situation.
                where you may encounter anyone of
18              these road users.                                                                                                   4
                                                                 A defensive driver must always be alert, not fatigued or
               Wildlife- day or night you never know             distracted. They must always be taking in the full picture –
                when or where you may encounter                   being aware of everything around them and prepared to
                wildlife.                                         prevent or avoid a hazardous situation.
                                                                 Pay attention to signs and previous sightings that may
                                                                  indicate high potential areas and use extra precaution in these
                                                                  areas.
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               Heavy equipment – Rig movers, logging            Be alert and use proper eye lead-time so that you can
                trucks, gravel haulers, road maintenance          recognize these hazards in time to prevent a collision.
                equipment. All of this equipment takes           Watch for signs indicating the presence of equipment or
                up its fair share of the road, reduces            trucks working in the area.
                visibility because of its size, kicks up a
                                                                 Slow down and pass with caution.
                lot of dust and\ or snow, and may be
                traveling slowly.                                Watch for vehicles trying to pass these vehicles when it is
                                                                  unsafe to do so.
                                                                 Establish radio contact with these people whenever possible.
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               Traffic in general- everyday traffic on          A defensive driver ‘never’ makes assumptions.
                narrow lease roads, at intersections, on         A defensive driver does everything ‘reasonable’ to prevent
                the highway, or at a work-site. Is it safe        incidents inspite of the actions of others and the conditions
                to assume that these people will always           around them.
                do what is right, is it safe to assume that      A defensive driver is trained and has enough experience to be
                they are paying attention, is it safe to          deemed competent to operate their equipment safely and
                assume that they see you or is there great        efficiently under any circumstances.
                risk in assuming any of the above.
               Vehicle Condition –
18             Failure of any of the critical components        Ensure that your vehicle is inspected each day in compliance      3
                on your vehicle may result in an incident         with the OH&S regulation– Powered Mobil Equipment and
                or leave you stranded. Please see pre-            is documented.
                trip inspection sheet for list of                Ensure that your vehicle gets regular scheduled
                components.                                       maintenance. (documented)


               Driver Condition –
20             Employers and drivers must consider the          A) Upon hiring, in the event of a serious incident and on an      3
                following hazards and their                       annual basis, we the employer, Flint, will attain an abstract
                responsibilities for each. A) Valid               for verification and status of your driver(s) license.
                drivers license. B) Training for this type       B) Upon hiring we will use the interview process and
                of work C) Competency verification for            reference checks to verify employment history and
                this type of work.                                skills/qualifications.
                                                                 C) Drivers will be required to demonstrate their competency
                                                                  level for the safe and professional operation of the vehicle
                                                                  they will be driving.

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20             When a worker is fatigued their                All workers are required to report to work well rested and      2
                concentration, coordination, reflexes,          ready for work.
                vision, ability to reason and ability to       When a worker is going into a working alone situation it is
                think straight are all ‘impaired’ and           the workers responsibility to ensure that they can make it in
                therefore at high risk of being involved        and out of their location and be on time for their check in
                in an incident.                                 time. If they feel that they may become fatigued while
                                                                working alone they must notify their supervisor prior to
                                                                loosing communication and inform them that they are going
                                                                to get some rest and will notify them before proceeding.


                                                                                                Final Risk Index:               4

Attendee List Attached                                     Job Supervisor:_________________________________________
Review at Pre-Job Tailgate Meetings
Number and Attach Additional Pages if Necessary.


                                                     THIS FORM WILL BE KEPT ON JOB SITE.




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