6 keys to backing...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by NedFlanders, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. NedFlanders

    NedFlanders New Member

    can anyone please post these?

    my center is requiring us to know all the safety jargon by tomorrow.

    my study cards don't even contain the 6 keys to backing, yet we must know it. :dissapointed:
  2. UPS6653

    UPS6653 New Member

    Dont Back
    Drivers side back
    Str8 Back
    horn every 3 secs
    get out and check
    check mirrors and camera

    can't remeber them but tried

    Ones i use when asked
    1 dont back
    2 dont back
    3 dont back
    4 dont back
    5 dont back
    6 dont back
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Go to UPSers.com. Click on My Workspace, then go to Health and Safety Resources. Everything is there, its titled "Backing Up Safely".
  4. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    While I understand the theory behind this one, by the time you climb your fat body back into the package car, just about anything could have entered the space behind your package car from the other side.

    Dont back unless absolutely necessary is always a good rule.

  5. NedFlanders

    NedFlanders New Member

    ok, thanks!
  6. quebec_driver

    quebec_driver New Member

    got this off UPSERs.com

    -Back only when necessary Evaluate and assess the area if you must back back immediately and to the driver s side
    -Before and during backing, scan the areas your vehicle will be approaching
    -Tap your horn continuously to signal your intentions
    -Never back into driveways and be aware of children in residential areas after every delivery,
    -Use the rear-view camera monitor as a third mirror.
  7. NedFlanders

    NedFlanders New Member

    thanks quebec driver.
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    1. don't back
    2. back first
    3. visually clear the area
    4. back at a controlled speed
    5. tap horn every 4 seconds
    6. check both mirrors and rear vision camera
    7. driver's side (sight side) most preferred
    8. straight back
    9. blind side, least preferred
    10. back only as far as necessary

    If something obstructs your vision, get out and look

    That's the list that was given to me and I stuck to my mailbox. The number 1 rule of backing is always, DON'T.

  9. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    One thing to also consider about backing. In most states it is illegal to back out of a driveway onto a road. Not a rule, but if you remember, always back first if you have to back at all. After the delivery, you never ever never want to be backing first.

  10. Ups Man

    Ups Man Guest

    this is how we have it.

    1. Back only when necessary.

    2. If you must back, back first.

    3. Back to driver`s side.

    4. Before and during backing , scan the areas your vehicle will be approaching.

    5. Tap your horn continuously to signal your intentions.

    6. Use your rear-view camera monitor as a third mirror.
  11. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    My fellow drivers, we really need to know the rules of backing.
    What the previous poster didn't know, is there are actually only 5 rules of backing

    If you are to get into an accident, statistically it will be a backing accident. When you do get into an accident, your sup. will be on car with you the next day quizing you on this and every other method you must know.

    There are five rules to backing. Somebody here posted 10?. You can rememeber them by just going through the process menatlly. Just think about how you would do it yourself everyday and the rules are easy to recite. This is how it should be.

    So when I get to a stop that might require a back , I:

    1. Back only when necessary(don't back)
    2. Back first and to the driver's side (sight side)
    3. Visually clear the back. (scan the area)
    4. Tap you horn to signal your intentions.
    5. Use the camera as a 3rd mirror.

    Can you believe we actually backed without the camera 7 short years ago?
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2008
  12. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    1. Back over small children
    2. Back into parked cars
    3. Back into traffic
    4. Back over that annoying pooch that won't let you deliver the package.
    5. I'm bringing sexy BACK
    6. Cause I'm Back in Back! AC-DC
  13. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    And because of that one, we now have cameras on each delivery vehicle. Three in two years was a bit much.

  14. Jim Kemp

    Jim Kemp Active Member

    "my center is requiring us to know all the safety jargon by tomorrow".
    And what happens if you don't? Do you get the day off?
  15. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    No you get re-trained... in the form of a quiz, with the answers right next to you.. ;)
  16. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    #7. back over Joopster if you get the chance.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Joopster, the actual line is "I'm back in black!"
  18. freeloader

    freeloader geek

    When I was a shifter my motto was "back till ya hit something". Which in a shifter's case, holds true.
  19. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    are drivers allowed to back in the us
    back in the us
    back in the ussr

    i'd like to Barak ovah Obama !!!!! lol lol lol
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    If you hear something crunch while backing-------- it's too late:peaceful: ..............................Saying "Oh :censored2: won't help