2-2. LOADING AND UNLOADING ABLE PAYLOAD WITH MINE CLEARING BLADE ATTACHED (CONT)
Personnel other than winch operator and ground guide (spotter) shall stand well
clear of the vehicles, especially behind the payload (engine/turbine exhaust) during
unloading operations. No personnel should be on the semitrailer platform while
the payload is moving at any time during any unloading operations. The payload
operator must drive the payload slowly down the loading ramps and onto the
ground or serious injury or death to personnel and damage to equipment may
occur. Payload adjustments, side to side (turning), must be kept to a minimum or
serious injury to personnel and damage to equipment may occur.
Mine clearing blade tines will contact ground as payload is driven off ramps.
Personnel must remain well clear and driving must be performed slowly to prevent
serious injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
Two ground guides (spotters) are required for unloading operations. The payload
operator must know the position of spotters at all times or serious injury or death
to personnel may occur.
(22) Using hand signals, front spot ter must signal payload operator to drive payload slowly off platform and
ramps. Curbside spotter must notify front spotter of any required payload adjustments while unloading.
(23) Payload operator must drive payload forward 5 feet (1.5m) beyond ramps t allow extra clearance for
raising and stowing load ramps.