Factors in forklift safety

Training is just the beginning, there are a number of factors that contribute to forklift safety:

  • The right equipment for the job
  • Thorough operator and pedestrian training
  • Forklift refresher training and ongoing feedback through safety oriented supervision
  • Changes in facilities may require equipment changes
  • Repair and preventive maintenance of equipment
  • No task shortcuts
  • A consistent company focus on forklift safety at all levels of the organization

All these factors must work in tandem to truly ensure safe forklift operation.