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1 E Light UTV Safety Training Utility Type Vehicle “the buggy” 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC1

2 Daily Checklist Before operation of a Utility Type Vehicle the operator shall: – Inspect the vehicle and fill out daily inspection form Check the following prior to starting –Seat belt condition and use it –ROPS – Roll Over Protection Structure –Other structural damage –Broken or missing parts –Check for proper security of loads –Fire Extinguisher 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC2

3 Daily Checklist Continued –Fuel and oil leaks –Fuel and oil levels –Transmission leaks and levels –properly inflated tires –guards and shields for personnel safety –Suspension parts –Parking brake 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC3

4 Daily Checklist Continued Check the following after start up –Controls and gauges –Brakes –Lighting abnormalities or failures –Horns and other warning signals –Listen for drive line wear or damage 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC4

5 Daily Checklist Document deficiencies on check list Take action Contact Supervisor Any unsafe condition = unit out of service –Tag unit out of service –Most UTV’s are rentals –Do not make repairs on rentals 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC5

6 Starting Operators must be sitting in appropriate seat –Engage the vehicle park brake –Place in neutral –Press down on brake ( some units will not start without) –Never start UTV outside the vehicle. –Must be properly seated 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC6

7 Cold Weather Starting For gas engines –During cold weather you will need to start vehicle in neutral with choke engaged –If engine does not start within 5 seconds, turn the key off and wait 10 seconds before next attempt –Never attempt starting the engine more than 3 times within a 5 minute period. The starter must have time to cool to prevent damage 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC7

8 Cold Weather Starting For diesel engine –Most are equipped with glow plugs –Never use either with glow plugs –This will result in engine damage and possible injury Most are on a automatic timer based on temperature Never attempt starting the engine more than 3 times within a 5 minute period. The starter must have time to cool to prevent damage. Repeat steps if the engine does not start Do not run the battery dead Get help if not starting 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC8

9 Fueling Make sure you do not put the wrong fuel in the UTV Fuel type should be labeled at the tank If labels are missing –Green cap indicates diesel fuel –Black cap indicates gas Gas in a diesel engine will cause damage. 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC9

10 Batteries Maintain in accordance with manufacturer specifications –Batteries being charged can generate explosive hydrogen gas. –The battery may be different in size and voltage than normal passenger vehicle. –Persons unfamiliar with the charging or electrical system of the UTV should referred to the operators manual and seek help 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC10

11 Driving Driver must be authorized and trained personnel Know the location of all controls –Both inside and outside the vehicle Do not operate the vehicle with the cargo box raised Check brake action before, during and after use, –Report any abnormalities Avoid sudden starts, stops and turns 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC11

12 Driving Each passenger must ride in a seat with the seat belt fastened Do not permit horseplay or other activity that will place passengers, cargo or the vehicle at risk Keep legs, arms inside the vehicle Operators must back up carefully 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC12

13 Rough Terrain The following precautions shall be used –Drive slowly and smoothly to avoid overturning –Use appropriate speed on rough terrain –Avoid swails, dangerous slopes or depressions, bumps, holes, ruts and other obstacles 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC13

14 Rough Terrain –Keep wheels straight at crest of hill or over bumps and depressions –Stay clear of ditches and embankments –Drive completely up or down slope or hill before making a turn –Do not turn mid-slope 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC14

15 Rough Terrain –Brake frequently when descending slopes. –Do not permit the ATV to "freewheel". –If vehicle stops or loses power, lock brake to hold vehicle in place. 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC15

16 Water Hazard When a water hazard is encountered, the operator shall; –not cross the hazard if the operator is not fully aware of the actual depth. –not attempt to cross if water level is 6" or greater in depth. –proceed slowly and carefully only if the water level is less than 6" 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC16

17 Loading The cargo bed or box of the UTV must be –evenly distributed. –securely anchored to prevent shifting or loss of load. –loaded in a lesser quantity, if on uneven or hilly terrain. Never drive UTV with tailgates hanging down and unsupported – Lugs on tires will contact tailgate causing potential structural damage to the vehicle 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC17

18 Loading Do not over load Check load capacity of vehicle Include weight of –Driver, passengers, load in cargo box and load of trailer if applicable Refer to Operator’s Manual for correct load distribution. 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC18

19 Load Discharge Before dumping load, be sure the vehicle is on level ground and stable surface. A cargo box can be very heavy –Cargo boxes that are not equipped with power lift were not meant to be raised by hand. Doing so may result in back injury The center of gravity changes as a loaded cargo box is raised. 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC19

20 Help prevent injury when dumping loads Do not allow rear wheels to hang over the edge of a loading dock or trench. Operate dump with parking brake locked Never dump while moving. Operate dump on level ground only Do not place hands behind seat when lowering box 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC20

21 Parking Should be stopped and parked on a level surface. Do not leave the vehicle running, unattended because the vehicle may accidentally shift gears and move, causing injury or property damage 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC21

22 Shut Down Before Leaving Vehicle –Place in Neutral –Set parking brake –Stop engine –Remove key 2/3/2012E Light Electric Services, INC22 Click Here to Return to the Module Page and Take the Module Test


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