Forklift Safety Tips
There Are 1 Million Forklifts In Operation In The United States
Nearly 1 in 10 will be in an accident
85 of the accidents will be fatal
Over 34,000 serious injuries
70% Of All Forklift Accidents May Have Been Avoided Had Proper Training Been Provided
Keep Your Team Safe
Make sure your load is balanced
Take it easy on the coroner
Drive nice and slow
Keep Your load as low as possible
Drive only in approved areas
Obstructions: Ensure the floor is clear of debris, overhead impediments are removed, and nearby objects are removed from the operating area.
Safety Items: early warning systems like horns, alarms, and lights should be fully operational.
Harnesses: Ensure the seatbelt of other restraint mechanisms are intact.
Brakes: Test the parking brake, regular brakes, and other stopping systems.
Cargo Handling: Make sure the forks, left mechanism, title function, and other related functions are performing error-free.
Cockpit Controls: Ensure that there are no steering or control panel issues.