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Bicycle and Tricycle Safety

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Duncan Seton

on 11 November 2014

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Bicycle and Tricycle Safety
Bicycle and Tricycle Safety
This course will introduce the bicycle operator to the safe usage, care and operating rules while riding bicycles at Toronto Operations Distribution Centres.

Why do we have bicycles in the DC's?
Pre-use Inspection
As there is no infolink on any type of bike, the operator must do a practical pre-use inspection before use.
Why is Bicycle Safety Training Necessary?
The MOL states that there must be some formal instruction implemented for any equipment used in the workplace. This covers everything from safety belts, utility knives and obviously power equipment.
In conclusion...
Green Logistics Consortium recognized CTC for using bicycles in their facilities.
GLC deals with ways of lowering workplace carbon footprints.

Here at AJ, we have bicycles in use for several purposes. We have stockman 2 wheel bikes, FAST team bikes and maintenance bikes. All the bikes in use must follow the same safety rules as all power equipment.

All Purpose Department Bicycle

All Purpose Industrial Trike

Bicycles used in AJ and Brampton

We have bicycles in use for several purposes. There are Stockman, IT, AGV and Maintenance bikes. They must all follow the same safety rules as power equipment.

AGV Operator Industrial Trike

Maintenance Industrial Trike
with toolbox

Only trained and authorized persons will operate bicycles/tricycles.
Complete a visual operational check of the bicycle/tricycle before use.
Report any equipment malfunction, damage or near miss to your Crew Lead or Maintenance Coordinator.

Operation Rules

The following rules will be observed by every operator while using a bicycle or tricycle in the DC's:

Demonstrate courtesy when operating a bicycle/tricycle to pedestrians and other operators of vehicles.
The use of companion phones or radios is prohibited while riding two wheel bicycles.
Radios may be used by tricycle users.
Do not participate in horseplay or stunt riding.

Pedestrians always have the right of way.
Keep both hands on the handle bars at all times, maintaining full control.
Look in the direction of travel.
Do not carry cartons or stock on bicycle/tricycle unless fitted with an appropriate carrier.

Do not eat, drink or carry food on a bicycle/tricycle.
Do not carry passengers.
Obey all traffic signs and heed all caution signs.
STOP and sound horn at all STOP signs and before moving and traveling through doorways or areas where visibility is obstructed.

Maintain a safe speed and slow down as conditions warrant .
Park in designated areas when provided.

Bicycles with 2 wheels must be walked across the towline (towveyor) in the Receiving areas in AJ at the designated crossings only.

Bicycle/tricycles must cross the towline (towveyor) at an angle to prevent wheel from entering towveyor channel.

Towveyor Crosswalks and Signage

FAST members may enter the main aisle to respond to emergencies in the pick modules on their bicycle. The AGV Operator will be contacted by the Crew Lead/Throughput Manager initiating the call for FAST to have the AGVs shut down.
Maintenance and FAST members will not use the main aisle as a travel route when responding to emergencies in other parts of the building.
At no time will any bicycle or tricycle ride or be left parked between the red lines marking the danger zone for any reason.

Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV)

Maintenance employees who must enter the main aisle with their tricycle to complete work in the pick modules must contact the AGV Operator at 5424 and advise them that they will be entering the main aisle with their tricycle.

Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV)

There are special rules for operating bicycles around AGV’s:

No bicycle or tricycle may enter the main aisles running east to west in front of pick module 1 to pick module 13 or any area identified with AGV Operations restricted area signs to travel between buildings or to access the area with the following emergency exceptions:

Emergency access to the area by bicycle or tricycle is allowed by FAST members and Maintenance members when guidelines are followed.

Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV)

Never park on a slope or dock plate or in a manner that will block a fire exit, doorway, aisle, etc.
Use only approved vehicle doors and ramps to travel from area to area.
Do not travel on ramp when there is another vehicle occupying ramp.

Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV)

Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV)

Handle bars
Lights (if equipped)
Carriers (if equipped)
Gears (if equipped)

Before each use the operator of a bicycle/tricycle must visually inspect the bicycle/tricycle for any damage, deficiencies, defects or missing parts. The inspection must include the following as a minimum:


Any deficiencies or defects will be reported to the Crew Lead for production employees or to Management immediately. Maintenance employees will report deficiencies or defects to the Maintenance Coordinator. The bicycle/tricycle will not be used until repaired or replaced, and authorized for use by Management.

As an Employee you must:
Follow the bicycle/tricycle safety program at all times
Operate there bicycle/tricycle in accordance with the rules at all times
Inspect their bicycle/tricycle before each use
Sign-off that they have received training and understand it
Report any problems with the bicycle immediately to their Crew Lead or Manager (Maintenance employees report to the Maintenance Coordinator)
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