Restricted Zones Guidance

This guidance has been produced to assist members in setting up restricted zones around plant and equipment usually found in a piling worksite, as well as the importance of understanding that sufficient space is provided to enable safe operations and the effective separation of people and operational plant.

Using the strapline “Thumbs Up for Safe Access”, the 44-page colourful handbook highlights the dos and don’ts of safe access. It provides clear and concise illustrations of typical working situations with Red Zones “Authorised Person only” and Green Zones marked where it is appropriate to highlight your presence to the plant operator/driver to ensure safe passage with advice on ensuring safety throughout the zones and with a “Thumbs UP” to the operator before entering Red Zone.

Safety is always paramount, and it is critically important that we do all we can to minimise risk from moving plant or falling objects within a Restricted Zone where ONLY authorised persons should enter or stand during normal operations as part of the specific piling related activities.

Restricted Zones Guidance - Published 2021