Blog > Safety Matters: Maintaining Three-Point Contact
The best way to prevent falling while getting into or out of a truck or other construction equipment is to follow the three-point contact system.
Mounting or dismounting a large truck or piece of equipment without hurting yourself seems simple enough, but many accidents involve this type of injury.
The Three-Point Contact System
Three-point contact is exactly that: three of your four limbs are in contact with the vehicle at all times. No matter what type of access system is available on your vehicle or equipment, the three-point system significantly reduces the chance of slipping or falling by providing the ability to maintain maximum stability and support when you enter or exit equipment. The three points form a triangle, distributing your body’s weight at the center.
Remember, the only person who can prevent a fall is you. Here are some simple do’s and don’ts to follow when entering or exiting a large vehicle or other construction equipment:
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