Post drivers - Industry safety standard: A handbook for workplaces

Understanding the industry safety standards for workers operating post drivers.


What it contains

This handbook outlines the industry safety standards to ensure workers operate post drivers safely. It explains:

  • design guidelines for post drivers, including mandatory information about guards, controls and emergency stops, power winches, stability, guiding the post, hydraulic systems, electrical safety, safety signs and keeping instructions
  • manufacturer responsibilities
  • supplier responsibilities, including providing and obtaining all manufacture information
  • what to consider before using post drivers, including safety instructions, competent operators, personal protective equipment, how to deactivate the driver after use, storage and transport, inspections, maintenance, repairs and modifications

At the end of the handbook, there are also examples of safety signs to use near post drivers, a pre-purchase checklist and further information about industry standards.