Wear a hard hat, safety glasses and respirator as required by job conditions.
Block raised bowl and floor if working in this area.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry that could catch on controls.
Do not smoke while fueling.
Lower scraper bowl and stop engine before servicing.
Know the hand signals and who gives them.
Preparing to Operate
Report needed repairs.
Be sure machine is equipped with clearance lights if required by law.
Make certain all safety guards and covers are secured in place.
Clear personnel from machine and area.
Clear obstacles from path of machine - note hazards such as wires and ditches.
Start engine only in well ventilated area.
Be particularly careful on machines you do not usually operate.
Fasten seat belt.
Check all controls for proper operation.
Test right and left steering while moving slowly.
Listen for unusual noises.
Test engine accelerator.
Check function of safety devices such as lights, back-up alarms, etc.
Turn disconnect switch OFF. Remove key if leaving machine.
Always lower scraper bowl and close floor before dismounting.
Look behind machine before backing.
Observe all gauges frequently - investigate improper readings.
Stay clear of overhangs, electric wires, slide areas or other danger areas.
Use extra caution in crossing side hills, ridges, ditches and other obstructions.
Use extreme care to avoid tipping when working on hills, banks or slopes.
Stay safe distance for edge of cliff or overhang.
Match speed with job conditions - do not coast.
Know your stopping distance at any given speed. Regulate travel speed accordingly.
Keep machine under control - do not try to work machine over capacity.
Stop machine frequently at night - walk around and inspect machine - stay alert.
Report needed repairs noted during operation.
Know traffic pattern of the job and obey flagmen, road signs and signals.
Mounting and Dismounting
Do not jump off of machine. Use steps and grab irons.
Shut off engine before leaving machine.
Move all controls to HOLD or NEUTRAL before starting engine.
Use steps and grab irons when mounting machine.