Pedestrian Protection

Physical channelizing devices/horizontal barricades and a dedicated pedestrian traffic guard present during all overhead activities are required. The horizontal barricades must be placed away from the work area to prevent falling objects/workers from striking pedestrians and occupied vehicles. The pedestrian traffic guard must stand at the barricade and prevent pedestrians from entering the exclusion zone.

Pedestrian access must be restricted at all times from the barricaded work area. When work moves beyond the barricaded work area, flaggers and mobile barricades must be used. Spotters are required when driving powered industrial trucks (boom lifts, forklifts, etc.) on campus, which can also be satisfied by the pedestrian traffic guard.

The Contractor will be held responsible for any pedestrians entering the work area. Physical barricades must be utilized effectively and not be easily moved or bypassed. Signage is required when pedestrian access is restricted. Signage must provide adequate information redirecting pedestrians around the work area. Work areas must be further secured after hours to prevent access and/or vandalism. The Contractor shall ensure that all project workers secure their tools. Any thefts should be reported to UTPD and their UT hiring individual. Keys cannot be left in the ignition of vehicles when not in use.

All overhead work performed near doorways (including balconies) must be communicated with the building manager, UT Fire Prevention Services, and UT Disability Services prior to work. Doors must be physically blocked and provide signage indicating that the door is temporarily closed. Do not perform overhead work near doorways and balconies without restricting pedestrian access.