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1 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 1 of 40 RADAR Truck Driving Safety RADAR for Log Haulers - Truck Driving Safety

2 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 2 of 40 What is RADAR? A hazard assessment process that can be used to help safely address upset conditions and prevent incidents from occurring Note: The RADAR process is not a new safety program. It is a useful resource that will help you to manage one of the primary causes of injury - upset conditions. Introduction to RADAR What is RADAR?

3 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 3 of 40 What is an Upset Condition?  Upset conditions are interruptions in the regular running of the work process, equipment or other planned activity  Any distraction or break in the normal work routine is considered an Upset Condition Upset Condition = Unplanned Event  Examples of Upset Conditions are: Unscheduled maintenance – a break down! A unidentified hazard is encountered Anything that distracts your thinking from the task at hand Introduction to RADAR What is an Upset Condition?

4 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 4 of 40 Introduction to RADAR Scenario – what are some things that could happen?

5 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 5 of 40 Why do we need to Recognize Upset Conditions?  Upset conditions greatly increase the risk of harm or injury while doing your work  Incident reviews suggest that you are up to 35 times more likely to be injured while working during an upset condition than during normal operating conditions  We are trained to do a job a certain way and when something happens outside of the way we are trained we then have to make a decision on what to do – that is when we have to assess the options of what we are about to do and make the safe choice Introduction to RADAR Why do we need to recognize upset conditions?

6 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 6 of 40 Introduction to RADAR Scenario – what did the driver do, and why?

7 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 7 of 40 RADAR - The Process R ecognize the risk A ssess the situation – stop to think D evelop a safe solution A ct safely to fix the problem R eport and record the upset condition Introduction to RADAR RADAR – The process

8 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 8 of 40 When to use RADAR? When you notice you will be facing an unplanned event such as: The use of unplanned force The use of a tool not designed for the task Anything unexpectedly jammed, stuck or hung up Before performing maintenance Anytime lockout is required “On the fly equipment modifying” to make stuff work When you feel pressured and you start to rush When to use RADAR

9 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 9 of 40 Scenario – Broken chain RADAR

10 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 10 of 40 Recognize the Risk If you find yourself saying any of the following: This will be a quicker way to do it… It looks like it will hold (I’m sure it’s strong enough)…. This tool, equipment is not performing the way it should… I am getting tired of dealing with this over and over again! I know I could use some help but don’t want to ask for it… This will only take a second. I think I can get it done without getting caught- it will take longer to do it the safe way IF you are feeling any level of frustration or anxiety.. …then you need to say to yourself – “RADAR!” – Stop and listen to the “little voice” in your head. RADAR R - Recognize the Risk

11 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 11 of 40 Scenario – Hauling down steep grade RADAR

12 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 12 of 40 Assess the Situation – Stop to Think Visually imagine the hazards you are facing. Ten steps or questions you must ask yourself when using RADAR during an upset condition: 1.SurroundingsWhat is coming at me or up from behind? 2.ToolsDo I have all the tools I need today? 3.Other peopleIs anyone in the line of fire? 4.Breaks freeWhere does it go if it lets go? 5.WeightWeight and distribution OK? 6.PositionCould I strain myself? 7.PPEDo I have the correct PPE for the task? 8.LockoutIf I have to stop & block what do I have? 9.TrainedAm I trained to do the task? 10.HelpDo I need extra eyes or hands? RADAR A- Assess the situation – Stop and Think

13 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 13 of 40 Scenario – Loaded truck was passing empty truck that had pulled over RADAR

14 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 14 of 40 Assessing the situation 1. Surroundings? Is there a potential to be contacted by a moving part? Where are the things that can hurt me? Are the tools and equipment I am using adequate? Below Assessing the situation - surroundings

15 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 15 of 40 Assessing the situation A closer look - The 10 foot circle of danger – the bubble Is there a potential to be contacted by a moving part? Where are the things that can hurt me? Are the tools and equipment I am using adequate?

16 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 16 of Tools? Do I have the right tool for the job? Do I know how to use it safely? Is the tool in good shape, including guards & cords if applicable? Is the tool sharp if necessary? What are the hazards associated with using the tool? Assessing the situation Assessing the situation - tools Assessing the situation

17 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 17 of 40 Assessing the situation Is anyone in the line-of-fire? Are people alert to what I am doing? Is there good communication ? Do we know what each other is doing? Is there enough room to pass or move over safely? Assessing the situation – other people 3. Other People

18 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 18 of Breaks free? Do I know where I am going to slide? Where does the force go – if it lets go? What is going to happen? What will happen if I loose traction or grip? Assessing the situation Assessing the situation – breaks free

19 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 19 of Weight? Is the load too heavy? Is it secure? Do I ask him to take off the last log? Are there any branches that need to be trimmed off? Is there a log that could fall or slip? Do I need to seek help? Assessing the situation Assessing the situation - weight

20 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 20 of 40 Assessing the situation 6. Position? Is my position, posture, stance correct? Is it possible I could strain myself with this task? Am I in a congested area? What am I doing that may be putting me at risk? Assessing the situation - position Assessing the situation

21 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 21 of PPE? Do I have the right PPE for the job? Gloves Hard Hat Hi vis vest Safety boots Glasses Seat belt Does the PPE fit me? Is the PPE in good condition? Assessing the situation - PPE Assessing the situation

22 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 22 of 40 Assessing the situation 8. Lockout? Electrical Pneumatic Hydraulic Chemical Gravity Pressure Thermal Stored energy Have I tested the system? Have I achieved zero energy? Assessing the situation - Lockout

23 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 23 of 40 Assessing the situation 9. Trained? Have I been trained for what I am about to do? Have the people helping me been trained? Am I certified and qualified to perform the function I am about to do? Am I familiar with the Safe Work Procedure for this task? Assessing the situation - Trained

24 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 24 of 40 Assessing the situation 10. Help? Get a second set of eyes involved. A second opinion on your assessment Call for certified and qualified assistance. You know what needs to be done but you are not certified and qualified to do it You can’t see a safe solution – STOP and ask for help Asking for help is a sign of strength, trust and leadership. Two minds together can accomplish far more than two minds individually Assessing the situation - Help

25 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 25 of 40 Develop a safe solution Based on 10 step assessment, develop a safe solution – look for the options. Think through the 10 steps thoroughly and develop a plan to complete the task Ask yourself, “If I follow my plan, can I deal with the Upset Condition safely”? If the answer is “yes”, proceed to Act safely to fix the problem If the answer is “no” and call for assistance If the answer is “ I think so” and call for assistance RADAR D – Develop a safe solution

26 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 26 of 40 Act safely to fix the problem Execute the plan as you have developed it Take the time to re-examine your situation if it appears you will have to change your plan If anything unexpected happens while executing your plan, STOP Do not carry on with the plan until you know you can “Act safely to fix the problem” RADAR A – Act safely to fix the problem

27 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 27 of 40 Report and Record the Upset Condition Share the information on what happened and what you did to fix it – use the near miss reporting process or the RADAR observation report Report in to the supervisor to explain the issue and discuss a permanent solution………WHY? RADAR Given the right conditions and time, an unreported Upset Condition is one that will be repeated – and could hurt you or your fellow worker. R – Report and Record the upset condition

28 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 28 of 40 Why use RADAR? For all the things that are important to you... Why use RADAR?

29 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 29 of 40 Truck Loading Video Truck Loading Video (Link to web video)

30 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 30 of 40 Quick Quiz: Choose the best answer 1. What is RADAR used for? a)A process used by any worker to safely address Upset Conditions and prevent injuries from occurring b)A technical term used by managers to assess contracts c)A process to eliminate the need for all the planning that takes place in the first place d)A measure of a person’s ability to think in stressful situations Test your knowledge Test your knowledge question 1

31 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 31 of 40 Quick Quiz: The best answer is in green. 1. What is RADAR used for? a)A process used by any worker to safely address Upset Conditions and prevent injuries from occurring a)A technical term used by managers to assess contracts b)A process to eliminate the need for all the planning that takes place in the first place c)A measure of a person’s ability to think in stressful situations Test your knowledge Test your knowledge answer 1

32 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 32 of The first “R” in RADAR stands for “Recognize the Risk”. What might indicate that the risk is high and a RADAR assessment should be done. a)You find yourself saying “I think it’s strong enough” b)You find yourself saying “I know a faster way to do this” c)You find yourself saying “I know I need help, but I don’t want to ask for it” d)All of the above Test your knowledge Test your knowledge question 2

33 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 33 of The first “R” in RADAR stands for “Recognize the Risk”. What might indicate that the risk is high and a RADAR assessment should be done. a)You find yourself saying “I think it’s strong enough” b)You find yourself saying “I know a faster way to do this” c)You find yourself saying “I know I need help, but I don’t want to ask for it” d)All of the above Test your knowledge Test your knowledge answer 2

34 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 34 of 40 Test your knowledge 3. Incident reviews show that you are up to _______ times more likely to be injured while working during an upset condition than during normal operating conditions. a)2 b)10 c)35 d)90 Test your knowledge question 3

35 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 35 of 40 Test your knowledge 3. Incident reviews show that you are up to _______ times more likely to be injured while working during an upset condition than during normal operating conditions. a)2 b)10 c)35 d)90 Test your knowledge answer 3

36 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 36 of 40 Test your knowledge 4. Given the right conditions and time, an unreported Upset Condition is one that will be repeated. TrueFalse Test your knowledge question 4

37 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 37 of 40 Test your knowledge 4. Given the right conditions and time, an unreported Upset Condition is one that will be repeated. TrueFalse And the more the Upset Condition is repeated, the more likely there will be an injury that results Test your knowledge answer 4

38 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 38 of 40 Test your knowledge 5. I must STOP and NOT proceed with my task if I am unable to come up with a safe solution. TrueFalse Test you knowledge question 5

39 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 39 of 40 Test your knowledge 5. I must STOP and NOT proceed with my task if I am unable to come up with a safe solution. TrueFalse Test your knowledge answer 5

40 RADAR for Log Haulers Page 40 of 40 BC Forest Safety Council Resources  Contact us at  Check out our website at for hazard alerts, training calendars, general safety program information and specific information on Transportation Safety


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