Backing Up Safely

SKU: C-1076Duration: 7 Minutes

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Language:  English

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Course Details


Training Time: 7 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

How often do you need to back up your vehicle? If you are like most drivers, you spend less time backing up than driving forward. However, backing up is one of the more risky maneuvers you do throughout the day, especially if it is in crowded parking lots or restricted spaces. This course will identify potential hazards for backing up and best practices for avoiding those hazards.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe why backing up is risky
  • Identify potential hazards to safely backing up
  • Identify the number one way to prevent crashes while backing up
  • Describe best practices to safely back up

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What does G.O.A.L. stand for?
The G.O.A.L. strategy means "Get Out And Look".

What percentage of all workplace crashes are a result of improper backing procedures?
25% of all workplace crashes are the result of improper backing procedures.

What is the easiest most effective way to prevent a crash while backing up?
The easiest, and most effective way to prevent a crash while backing up is to avoid reversing whenever possible.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

Although backing up crashes are common, the good news is most backing up crashes are preventable. In this scenario, you'll notice pedestrians and other vehicles traveling through the parking lot, movable objects such as shopping carts, and fixed objects such as light poles. You want to make sure these potential hazards are safely out of the way before slowly backing up. However, you should always continue to scan your surroundings for developing hazards, such as this vehicle approaching from the right that does not stop.
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