Only licensed operators are permitted to operate this equipment. All operators of construction equipment will be
instructed to safely operate this type of equipment in accordance with the operators manual, TB 385-9, and the
Occupational Safety and Health Standards Parts 1910 and 1926 as applicable.
This section is designed to help prevent accidents, injuries and damage to property through a recognized effort to
ensure the application of safety standards and the development of safe operating procedures.
Before operator begins work, he will familiarize himself/herself with the immediate working site and surrounding
area, determine number and location of co-workers, and stay alert at all times as to their whereabouts. Further, if hand
signals must be used, only one person will give hand signals to the operator. Warning, this is a one-person vehicle. No
Always lower blade to the ground or securely block any moving hydraulic assemblies on vehicle before performing
any inspections, services or adjustments. Make sure vehicle is in "OFF" position.
Although this grader is designed with a transmission high range forward speed of 24.5 mph, seldom, if ever,
should it be required to travel at this speed. During normal operations the operator should enter the material gradually,
while traveling forward in a straight line, at 1 to 2i mph (2.5 to 4.0 hm/h). In all cases, the operator should determine the
safe speeds for operation using climatic, terrain and area of work site conditions as the determining factors. Since the
vehicle cannot travel at a speed greater than 24.5 mph, insure that a slow moving vehicle emblem, NSN 9905-01-045-
2201, is mounted on the rear of the vehicle whenever the vehicle is driven on public highways.
Proper supervision of all construction equipment must be of paramount importance to assure safe operation.
Operators will check the condition of their equipment. The operator will have the responsibility to decline operating
a vehicle, which in their opinion is not safe to operate, until declared safe by a qualified inspector.
Operators will immediately report all defects in equipment to their supervisor. The supervisor has the responsibility
to report defective equipment and deadline, if necessary, until corrective action has been taken.
Operators will not smoke, eat, read or otherwise divert their attention while operating equipment.