Signing Safety Equipment
- Maintenance operations
Modified mowing ahead sign on follow vehicle to make it more visible. The idea came from a monthly talk with the employees called Value my Ideas. The need was to increase safety for mowing operations.
We used a Tractor Ahead sign that hangs on the tailgate of the follow vehicle for the mowers and added a couple of flashing led lights to the sign to make it more visible for traffic. We have been using this since May of 2019.
We took a 30" X 48" Slow Tractor Ahead and added two 1" wide by 4 1/2 Long led lights to the sign, 3 foot square metal tubing for back of sign, 10" long X 6" high square metal to go into the hitch, and a cord that runs from the sign to the trailer plug. Forty dollars for the led lights, twenty-five dollars for the trailer plug cord.
This has been thoroughly field tested in our County mowing operations and can easily be implemented.
Benefit and Implementation
The employees say that it has increased safety of the mowing crew by making them more visible to the motoring public.