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Excavator Bucket Change Area

Mandatory - Must be applied at all locations

  • During the changing of buckets and other quick hitch attachments there is a risk that buckets could fall and injure those nearby.
  • Bucket change areas are to be established at all projects where bucket changing is required, and these must be:
  • segregated around all sides by physical barriers (Heras/pedestrian barriers).
  • signed to identify them as a bucket change area.
  • located away from pedestrian routes and areas where people are working nearby.
  • The machine is not permitted to leave the bucket change area until the operator has physically checked the quick hitch is fully engaged

Pat Boyle

Managing Director