Transport Management - Chris Mee Group | CMSE

Transport Management

Client Requirement

In 2016 45% of workplace fatalities in Ireland involved a vehicle. CMSE Consultancy was contacted by a large drinks manufacturing facility based in Munster following an incident on their site. Their premises is located in an area that restricts any further expansion of the site resulting in high volume vehicular movements of various types in restricted spaces. Following an initial site survey, conducted by one of the Senior Safety consultants, CMSE Consultancy prepared a proposal to develop a Traffic Management Plan. This would meet legislative requirements set out in the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Part 2, Chapter 2 “Use of Work Equipment” as well as current guidance and industry best practice.

Our Approach & Deliverables

CMSE Consultancy met with the client for initial on-site meeting and preliminary review of their traffic management arrangements and supporting documentation.
As part of the scope of project CMSE Consultancy undertook the following tasks:

  1. Reviewed the existing maps, drawings, and SOP’s related to transport and delivery activities
  2. Liaised with relevant stakeholders involved in transport related activities
  3. Subdivided client site map in to five areas of operation and marked up to identify proposed locations of walkways, barriers, speed signs, mirrors, and turning areas
  4. Developed an SOP covering vehicular activities in all five areas on client site
  5. Prepared a detailed traffic management report outlining observations and recommendations for improvement

Once documentation was issued to the client each of the specific elements of the Traffic Management Plan were reviewed and explained to the client. CMSE Consultancy continues to support this client on an ongoing basis to ensure timely regulatory and best practice compliance.

Client Benefits

The benefits of the support and advice provided by CMSE Consultancy were:

  1. The client adopted and demonstrated a systematic and risk based approach to the management of vehicular and pedestrian activities on site
  2. To ensure compliance with relevant regulatory and legal requirements
  3. Management demonstrating a strong commitment to providing a safe place to work for all stakeholders
  4. A reduction in the risk of an accident or incident that would lead to business interruption and commercial loss
  5. Potential reduction in insurance premium through increased traffic management and control of risk

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