Forklifts Vancouver winter driving

Driving your forklift in Vancouver winter weather – beware:

  1. Many forklifts have slick solid tires, totally unsuitable for ice or snow, don’t even think about it.
  2. Using a propane indoors – keep the bay doors open so you can breathe.
  3. You should only drive outdoors for extended periods if your forklift has an enclosed cab with heater.
  4. Warm up the engine and hydraulics before going straight to work.
  5. Be especially careful of ice on loading docks.
  6. Outside daylight hours use your forklift lights.
  7. Your forklift is not a snowplow, unless you have an approved attachment.
  8. All too difficult – get a desk job!