Before backing up your forklift check behind you – shoulder check both sides. Don’t just glance, take a good look. This is one of the top ten safety actions that operators often forget. It’s easy to do, you are concentrating on your load, you are in a hurry or you just don’t look properly. That failure may cause a serious pedestrian injury, or collision with another vehicle.
The forklift is hard and heavy, it can do a lot of damage. Looking after you start moving may be too late.