Getting off a forklift

Back injuries are one of the most common injuries at work and getting off your forklift the wrong way can often cause a back injury.

The recommended way is to use the 3 point dismount system which involves getting off the same way as you get on, with 3 points of contact and your back facing away from the side of the forklift.

Operators have a tendency to jump off facing the exit side of the forklift, and it only takes a little oil or ice on the ground to make you slip and then your head or back hits the forklift.