IC Safety from Protective Insurance Company
June 2017 An exclusive publication for Protective's independent contractors
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Before we set off with this new look, we made sure to take our same great services with us! Check out our time-proven safety tips below on adjusting mirrors and backing your vehicle.
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Proper Mirror Adjustment
When looking to reduce blind spots and improve reaction time, proper mirror adjustment may be the solution. Be sure to check any loose or broken mirrors during your pre-trip inspection, and keep in mind these helpful tips:
• Sit normally in your seat before adjusting mirrors.
• Be sure that your side convex mirrors are at an angle to where the side of your vehicle is barely visible horizontally and the horizon is just out of sight vertically.
• Your side flat mirrors should be adjusted to where the rear corner of the vehicle is barely visible. Also, adjust mirrors vertically so the horizon is visible in one-third of the mirror and the ground is visible in two-thirds.
• Keep mirrors clean and move your head for a better view.
Safe Backing Maneuvers
When backing, it is important to check all of your surroundings before, during, and after your maneuver. Here are some tips for reducing your risk of backing collisions:
• Practice G.O.A.L (Get Out And Look) when backing your vehicle.
• Only back when necessary.
• Check the ground and overhead path for obstacles or possible collision points.
• Roll down your window to listen for any potential warning of danger.
• Use 4-way flashers and/or horn to alert others that you are backing.
• Always back at a slow and controlled speed.
Utilizing these tips about mirror adjustment and backing will help you reduce your risk of accidents or backing collisions. Download our free handout on safe backing for more information.
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