Maintenance – Mounting/Dismounting Equipment
Injuries involved with mounting and dismounting equipment are a frequent source of employee injury. The severity of these injuries ranges from minor cuts and bruises to significant back stains and broken bones. Utilize the 3 Point Contact Rule to minimize slips and falls from mobile equipment:
• Always keep either two hands and one foot, or one hand and two feet in contact with the equipment when mounting or dismounting the equipment. Keep hands free when making three points of contact.
• Maintain traction by ensuring footwear is free of potential hazards such as wet grass, dirt, oil, or grease.
• Always face the equipment when mounting or dismounting
• Always use the access points provided by the manufacturer