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Rollover Madness PDO contractor roll over accident rate DOUBLES in the first month of 2011 Will you or your contract be next??

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1 Rollover Madness PDO contractor roll over accident rate DOUBLES in the first month of 2011 Will you or your contract be next??

2 Rollovers cause death  In the whole of 2010, PDO suffered only 32 rollovers, an improving trend down from 50 in 2009 and a high of 71 in  So why in January this year have we witnessed 5 rollovers already?? This will be 60 for  The majority of PDO’s road fatalities result from rollovers, 2 of our colleagues lost their lives last year in one rollover. Rollovers are easily avoidable Rollovers are simply not acceptable

3 Galfar 5 th January (Non work related) Driver started a journey without journey plan authorisation from Qarn Alan to Fahud at 4:30pm to collect personal luggage. 20km from Khazan, he lost control and rolled over. Lucky to be alive…..

4 While returning to camp after a days work the driver drifted over on to the left road shoulder. He over-steered and rolled it. He was lucky to survive. Al Turki 6 th January

5 While descending a steep bank at Zareef the driver lost his control over the vehicle and it rolled over to right side of the road. Another lucky driver……. Al Turki 23 rd January

6 A landcruiser carrying 3 people was 30km from Fahud. Whilst driving too fast the vehicle skidded on a wet road and in an attempt to regain control back to the road he over steered and rolled. They were also lucky SLB 23 rd January

7 NCC 25 th January Driver took sharp bend too fast and he over corrected…. then rolled over. Two people seriously injured

8 Why do people have rollovers?  Inappropriate speed for the road  Lack of concentration  Driving whilst fatigued  Lack of observation  Inappropriate speed at junctions  Inappropriate braking and reaction  Tyre blow outs

9 9 A simple but deadly combination - speed - sudden change of direction - braking whilst steering All of these are what the driver causes. Why do vehicles rollover? The classic is over compensating by harsh steering after drifting off line The Classic ‘S’ Curve

10 10 How most people roll their vehicle Mistake 2: reacts by steering hard left Mistake 3: over steers left so then has to steer hard right Mistake 3: over steers left so then has to steer hard right Mistake 1: Driver loses concentration, drifting to the right He begins to realises this !! He begins to realises this !! Mistake 4: brakes heavy to reduce speed Roll!! Roll? The Rollover is sadly inevitable…….. The classic “S” curve rollover

11 11 How to avoid it

12 12 When driving  Be proud to drive safe and take your time...  Check your vehicle tyres are OK on your daily check  Drive at a slower speed suitable for the conditions  Steer the vehicle smoothly at all times  Keep your distance so you can brake in good time  If you feel tired then stop in a safe place and rest How to avoid them in the first place?

13 13 How to limit an injury if you do rollover

14 1) Journey Managers are SP2000 V3 compliant. 2) SJM systems have been recently audited and are effective. 3) Sufficient time is given for drivers to make the journey. 4) All drivers have undergone PDO DD training 5) All drivers have received training in fatigue management 6) All speed limiters are operable at all times 7) IVMS if installed is being used to check on driver behaviour 8) Drivers are receiving daily TBTs on safe driving 9) RAS is fully complied with and daily vehicle checks are being conducted effectively What should contractor management do? The Contract Manager must be able to prove the following:

15 What should a PDO Contractor Holder do? The Contract Holder must be able to show as part of his/her contract HSE surveillance that the Contract Manager can prove the systems to ensure the points on the previous slide are in place and effective, with evidence: This evidence will be the minimum requested from a Contract Holder in an IRC or MDIRC into a roll over incident

16 A final recap?  Be proud to drive safely on PDO business  Attend and listen to safety briefings  Follow journey management, its there for your safety  Stop if fatigued, it could save your life  Slow down, speeding does not make a big difference  Keep a good gap to avoid harsh braking  Slow down in time for bends or junctions  Concentrate on the road  Avoid using the phone whilst driving  Always check your tyres, it is all there is between you and the road.  Always wear your seatbelt, they have saved many lives.

17 Be proud to drive safely for PDO Be proud in setting an example to the Nation Be proud and stay safe


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