Forklift operators need to have excellent eyesight. They have to stack on high racks, spot pedestrians and other vehicles in their path and constantly judge clearances. So if your eyes are not great don’t drive a forklift. If you need glasses to drive your car then use them on the forklift. If your baseball cap obscures your vision, wear it backwards or take it off. If you have plywood or non-transparent material on the overhead guard, remove it. If you are driving in low visibility use your lights. These are simple steps to take that may avoid you hitting something or someone. It’s what you don’t see that you may collide with.
Operators and pedestrians have been killed or seriously injured due to forklifts rolling when unattended. Operators must put the park brake on even when they are just getting off the forklift for a brief time. If you must park your forklift on an incline, the wheels should be chocked as well. How to safely park a […]Read more
An amazing number of operators are injured when getting on and off their forklift. Slips, trips and falls are still one of the most common causes of workplace accidents. So here is the rule: use 3 points of contact mounting or dismounting the forklift – this means either two hands and one foot, or one hand and […]Read more
Less product damage is an added benefit to professional forklift operator training. Operators need to be able to accurately judge: fork height, fork length, and tilt angle to avoid damaging loads. Broken pallets can further complicate safe handling. All subjects covered in our on-site forklift training.Read more