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Golf Cart Training Presented by Louis Mayer RS, MPH, CSP, CFI Tulane University Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) 988-2447 Sponsored by Facilities.

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1 Golf Cart Training Presented by Louis Mayer RS, MPH, CSP, CFI Tulane University Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) Sponsored by Facilities Services

2 Golf Cart injury rate increased more than 130% From 5,772 cases in 1990 to 13,411 IN 2006 Most common injuries occurred from Falling & jumping from a golf cart Ejection resulting in head injuries Tulane University

3 Purpose – Golf Carts To move quickly & quietly across common areas For the efficient & economic transportation of persons & equipment to various campus locations Tulane University

4 Tulane University Uptown Campus only Approved by the TU President’s Cabinet Applies to use of golf carts & other 3 or 4 wheeled cart-type vehicles Powered by electric or internal combustion engines Operated by TU employees, students & university-approved contractors Tulane University

5 To provide guidance regarding acquisition & operation of golf carts Establishes a method to track registration Specifies their permissible use Addresses safety issues Tulane University

6 Limited to Valid Business Use Transporting personnel, equipment, supplies for TU Transporting employees or students with temporary or permanent disability needs Office of Insurance & Risk Management to maintain a master list of TU depts approved to operate golf carts Number of carts, registration numbers & operators University-approved contractor may be approved to use a university-owned golf cart Prohibits personal use other than disability-related needs Tulane University

7 Operators Only authorized employees, contractors, & students Must have a valid driver’s license Must receive a copy of the Golf Cart Policy Your dept must ensure employee compliance with license & policy distribution & documentation. Prohibited operators Dependents of authorized operators Non-affiliates of TU except for approved contractors Anyone without a valid driver’s license Tulane University

8 Approved use areas Designated routes – see Cart-Routes-and-Parking-Uptown-Campus.pdf for maphttp://tulane.edu/counsel/oirm/upload/Golf- Cart-Routes-and-Parking-Uptown-Campus.pdf Keep copy of laminated map in cart at all times Route changes or maps to be sent via to the dept contact Do not operate golf carts on public streets or city sidewalks Except as per the map to access university property that is not adjacent to other university property or that is not easily accessible Tulane University

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10 Golf Cart Parking – H. T. Memorial Library Tulane University

11 Parking areas Use designated areas Packed gravel surfaces Hard, paved surfaces (such as asphalt, concrete, brick) Do not park in non-designated areas Soft surfaces Landscaping, unpaved surfaces, natural covered areas with mulch, pine bark or straw In front of building entrances, stairs, handicap ramps or main thoroughfares Sidewalks Tulane University

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13 Parking (cont’d) Exception – When delivering equipment/materials to a building without a parking space near the entrance May temporarily park in front of the building For no more than 10 minutes Tulane University

14 Acquisition Complete Request for Purchase Form (http://tulane.edu/counsel/oirm/upload/Request-for-Purchase-of-a-Golf- Cart.pdfhttp://tulane.edu/counsel/oirm/upload/Request-for-Purchase-of-a-Golf- Cart.pdf Approval needed from Office of Insurance & Risk Management & SVP for Operations/CFO Acquire cart through Purchasing Purchase electric carts whenever feasible Disposition Contact Tulane University Police Department (TUPD) Tulane University

15 Registration Process Facilities Services to equip carts with Audible warning device Strobe light Sticker with phone number for reports of policy violations Laminated map to be kept in vehicle Training Coordinated by Facilities Services & Office of Insurance & Risk Management Required for all golf cart operators No more than once annually Tulane University

16 Registration Process (cont’d) Provide info to TUPD Name of dept or contractor Name, number & of dept responsible person Description of cart with serial number & asset number TUPD verifies Official university logo displayed on cart Contractor owned carts have contractor’s name TUPD issues Permit number Applied to vehicle Tulane University

17 Safety - Vehicular Do not operate in a manner that may endanger passengers, others or damage property Obey all campus traffic regulations & signs Travel in the direction of the flow of traffic when on a campus street Do not exceed posted speed limits for motorized vehicles on campus streets Tulane University

18 Safety – Pedestrian & Cyclists Pedestrians and cyclists have the right of way Stay at least 10 feet behind any pedestrian or cyclist Do not exceed the speed of pedestrian traffic present on campus sidewalks Do not pass pedestrians or cyclists at any time If a pedestrian or cyclist is traveling in the opposite direction Come to a complete stop Wait until the pedestrian or cyclist passes Tulane University

19 Safety - Personal Do not exceed the passenger limit or load capacity for the cart Passengers must keep their heads, legs & arms inside the cab Do not stand on the back of the cart Do not modify a cart without the permission of Facilities Services. Only Facilities Services can modify a cart. Tulane University

20 Safety - Personal While the cart is moving, an operator cannot Use a cellphone Write, read or send text messages Operate the audible alarm and strobe while the cart is moving. Use the headlights for operation after dark. Do not use a cart after dark if not equipped with headlights that operate. Tulane University

21 Enforcement by TUPD For the safe operation, registration & parking of carts Citations to be issued to the operator For parking, speeding and other operational violations Citations to be issued to the responsible dept or contractor If the operator cannot be identified Copies of citations to be sent to the dept, Office of Insurance & Risk Management and SVP for Operations/CFO. If a contractor is issued a citation, the dept hiring the contractor is responsible for the fine if it is not paid. Tulane University

22 Maintenance Routinely inspect & maintain the cart as per manufacturer Inspect no less than annually Maintenance to be performed by Facilities Services Depts to be charged for this service Securing of carts Lock or secure when not in use or after hours Responsibility of the dept for property damage or bodily injury Tulane University

23 Facilities Services Tulane University Police Department (TUPD) Office of Insurance & Risk Management For copy of policy and forms, go to

24 1. The most common injuries noted from 1990 – 2006 involving a golf cart were the following: A. Falling from a golf cart B. Jumping from a golf cart C.Ejection resulting in head injuries D. A and B E. A, B, and C 2. The Golf Cart Policy for Tulane University applies only to the Uptown Campus. A. True B. False Tulane University

25 3. The Golf Cart Policy applies to 3 or 4 wheeled cart-type vehicles powered only by electric motors. A. True B. False 4. Limited to Valid Business Use in the Golf Cart Policy applies to A. Transporting personnel, equipment and supplies for TU B. Transporting employees or students with temporary or permanent disability needs C. Both A and B D. None of the above Tulane University

26 5. One must have a valid driver’s license to operate a golf cart. A. True B. False 6. There are no exceptions to the operation of a golf cart on a public street or city sidewalk. A. True B. False Tulane University

27 7. Authorized contractors and students may operate a golf cart. A. True B. False 8. When delivering equipment/materials to a building without a parking space near the entrance, one may A. Temporally park in front of the building B. Park for no more than 10 minutes C. Block exits D. All of the above E. Only A and B Tulane University

28 9. One must stay at least 5 feet behind any pedestrian or cyclist when operating a Golf Cart. A. True B. False 10. Golf carts must have the following: A. Audible alarm device B. Strobe light C. Sticker with phone number for reporting of policy violation D. Laminated map E. All of the above F. Only A and B Tulane University


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