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MAY 2018
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MAY 2018
Machinery News
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Mirrors
All in
place
Clean and in good condition
Correctly aligned
Lights and indicators
All in place
Undamaged and working
Clean
Correct colour
Working
Tyres and wheels
Correctly inflated
Correct tread depth
Tyres undamaged: no abrasions,
bulges or tears
Wheel nuts all in place, correctly fitted
and secure
Passengers
Carry pas
senger(s) in passenger seat only
Safety belt used [if fitted]
High-visibility vest(s) for passenger in cab
No children under 7 years allowed
Safe parking
Park in a safe area
Apply parking brake
Place in correct parking gear
Lower attachments to ground
Switch o engine
Remove key
Dismount facing tractor
External checks
Cab/roll
b
ar in good condition
Check all fluid levels (oil, coolant,
windscreen wash, brake fluid)
Su cient fuel and fuel cap secure
Check radiator
Check hydraulic hoses
Steps undamaged and clean
Doors in place and handle working
PTO drive guarded
Hitching equipment in good condition
In-cab checks
Controls clearly marked
Controls working
Seat in good condition
Seat adjusted for driver
Safety belt used [if fitted]
Dashboard all warning lights working
Wipers and washers working
Handbrake working
Steering and brakes working correctly
Split brakes linked and working
Horn, demister and temperature
controls [where fitted] working correctly
Cab clean
Cab floor clear of any obstructions
High-visibility jacket/vest(s) accessible in cab
Safe Stop saves lives,
limbs and livelihoods
Remember, before disembarking your tractor cab:
1. Reverse park safely
2. Apply appropriate braking system
3. Put controls in neutral
4. Lower all attachments
5. Switch engine o
6. Remove key from ignition
In Cab Checks
Controls clearly marked
Controls working
Seat in good condition
Seat adjusted for driver
Safety belt used [if fitted]
Dashboard all warning lights
working
Wipers and Washers working
Hand brake working
Steering and brakes working
correctly
Split brakes linked and working
Horn, demister and temperature
controls [where fitted] working
correctly
Cab clean
Cab floor clear of any
obstructions
High-Visibility jacket/vest(s)
accessible in cab
External Checks
Cab/Roll bar in
good condition
Check all fluid
levels (oil, coolant,
windscreen wash,
brake fluid)
Sufficient fuel and
fuel cap secure
Check radiator
Check Hydraulic
hoses
Steps undamaged
and clean
Doors in place and
handle working
PTO drive guarded
(U-guard)
Hitching equipment
in good condition
www.hsa.ie
www.garda.ie
www.rsa.ie
Initial Checks
Good general condition
Sitting level on ground
Tyre condition/inflation
No fluid leaks
Number plates visible and clean
Essential Tractor Safety Checks
Lights and Indicators
All in place
Undamaged
Clean
Correct colour
Working
Windscreen and Side Windows
All in place
Undamaged and clean
View not obscured e.g. by stickers etc.
Windscreen wipers present and in good condition
Valid tax and Insurance disc
Mirrors
All mirrors in place
Clean and in good
condition
Correctly aligned
Tyres and Wheels
Tyres correctly inflated
Tyres have correct tread depth
Tyres undamaged: No abrasions,
bulges or tears
Wheel nuts all in place, correctly fitted
and secure
Safe Parking
Park in a safe area
Apply parking brake
Place in correct parking gear
Lower attachments to ground
Switch off engine
Remove key
Dismount facing tractor
Passengers
Carry passenger(s) in
passenger seat only
Safety belt used [if fitted]
High-Visibility vest(s) for
passenger in cab
No children under 7 years*
allowed
*HSA
Code_of_Practice_on_Preventing_Accide
nts_to_Children_and_Young_Persons_in_
Agriculture.pdf
Driver
Trained and competent
Fit to drive
Follows safety rules
Valid licence
Valid insurance
Appropriate PPE
Not fatigued
Tractor poster A4:tractor poster 2014 16/09/2014 08:56 Page 1
In Cab Checks
Controls clearly marked
Controls working
Seat in good condition
Seat adjusted for driver
Safety belt used [if fitted]
Dashboard all warning lights
working
Wipers and Washers working
Hand brake working
Steering and brakes working
correctly
Split brakes linked and working
Horn, demister and temperature
controls [where fitted] working
correctly
Cab clean
Cab floor clear of any
obstructions
High-Visibility jacket/vest(s)
accessible in cab
External Checks
Cab/Roll bar in
good condition
Check all fluid
levels (oil, coolant,
windscreen wash,
brake fluid)
Sufficient fuel and
fuel cap secure
Check radiator
Check Hydraulic
hoses
Steps undamaged
and clean
Doors in place and
handle working
PTO drive guarded
(U-guard)
Hitching equipment
in good condition
www.hsa.ie
www.garda.ie
www.rsa.ie
Initial Checks
Good general condition
Sitting level on ground
Tyre condition/inflation
No fluid leaks
Number plates visible and clean
Essential Tractor Safety Checks
Lights and Indicators
All in place
Undamaged
Clean
Correct colour
Working
Windscreen and Side Windows
All in place
Undamaged and clean
View not obscured e.g. by stickers etc.
Windscreen wipers present and in good condition
Valid tax and Insurance disc
Mirrors
All mirrors in place
Clean and in good
condition
Correctly aligned
Tyres and Wheels
Tyres correctly inflated
Tyres have correct tread depth
Tyres undamaged: No abrasions,
bulges or tears
Wheel nuts all in place, correctly fitted
and secure
Safe Parking
Park in a safe area
Apply parking brake
Place in correct parking gear
Lower attachments to ground
Switch off engine
Remove key
Dismount facing tractor
Passengers
Carry passenger(s) in
passenger seat only
Safety belt used [if fitted]
High-Visibility vest(s) for
passenger in cab
No children under 7 years*
allowed
*HSA
Code_of_Practice_on_Preventing_Accide
nts_to_Children_and_Young_Persons_in_
Agriculture.pdf
Driver
Trained and competent
Fit to drive
Follows safety rules
Valid licence
Valid insurance
Appropriate PPE
Not fatigued
Tractor poster A4:tractor poster 2014 16/09/2014 08:56 Page 1
In Cab Checks
Controls clearly marked
Controls working
Seat in good condition
Seat adjusted for driver
Safety belt used [if fitted]
Dashboard all warning lights
working
Wipers and Washers working
Hand brake working
Steering and brakes working
correctly
Split brakes linked and working
Horn, demister and temperature
controls [where fitted] working
correctly
Cab clean
Cab floor clear of any
obstructions
High-Visibility jacket/vest(s)
accessible in cab
External Checks
Cab/Roll bar in
good condition
Check all fluid
levels (oil, coolant,
windscreen wash,
brake fluid)
Sufficient fuel and
fuel cap secure
Check radiator
Check Hydraulic
hoses
Steps undamaged
and clean
Doors in place and
handle working
PTO drive guarded
(U-guard)
Hitching equipment
in good condition
www.hsa.ie
www.garda.ie
www.rsa.ie
Initial Checks
Good general condition
Sitting level on ground
Tyre condition/inflation
No fluid leaks
Number plates visible and clean
Essential Tractor Safety Checks
Lights and Indicators
All in place
Undamaged
Clean
Correct colour
Working
Windscreen and Side Windows
All in place
Undamaged and clean
View not obscured e.g. by stickers etc.
Windscreen wipers present and in good condition
Valid tax and Insurance disc
Mirrors
All mirrors in place
Clean and in good
condition
Correctly aligned
Tyres and Wheels
Tyres correctly inflated
Tyres have correct tread depth
Tyres undamaged: No abrasions,
bulges or tears
Wheel nuts all in place, correctly fitted
and secure
Safe Parking
Park in a safe area
Apply parking brake
Place in correct parking gear
Lower attachments to ground
Switch off engine
Remove key
Dismount facing tractor
Passengers
Carry passenger(s) in
passenger seat only
Safety belt used [if fitted]
High-Visibility vest(s) for
passenger in cab
No children under 7 years*
allowed
*HSA
Code_of_Practice_on_Preventing_Accide
nts_to_Children_and_Young_Persons_in_
Agriculture.pdf
Driver
Trained and competent
Fit to drive
Follows safety rules
Valid licence
Valid insurance
Appropriate PPE
Not fatigued
Tractor poster A4:tractor poster 2014 16/09/2014 08:56 Page 1
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