When driving we must account not only for ourselves but the many hazards around us. Many driving incidents are from backing up and virtually all are preventable. We drive in reverse a fraction of the distance we go forward, yet it seems backing up is a serious problem in most companies. Whether in a vehicle or equipment we must ensure we recognize backing up hazards on and off the job. Remember, safety doesn’t just stop on the job.

Tips For Backing Up Safely:

  1. Use a spotter
  2. 360 survey of hazards
  3. Check blind spots
  4. Back into parking spots
  5. Go slowly