Forklift, boom lift or scissor lift use in a public area means the operator must ensure safety for pedestrians. Not like this! Cones, cordons or flag persons help to keep people out of the working area. In Martin’s Forklift corporate training programs we always cover this topic.
A scissor lift operator in the US was fatally injured last month when driving through a doorway and trapping his head between the railing and the door frame. The most common accidents with scissor lifts include crushing injuries, electrocution, tip overs, and falls. WorkSafeBC has some useful tips on using a scissor lift – also known […]
Thank you to all the forklift and aerial lift operators we have trained in 2017 – from Campbell River to Parksville, Vancouver, Sechelt and beyond. Wishing you happy and safe holidays from Martin’s Forklift Training. Remember drive it slow, keep it low and look behind before you go and always be a “smooth operator”.
Falls, crushing, tip overs and electrocution are the most common injuries suffered by scissor lift operators. Making sure operators have been properly trained, and that they have done both an equipment and worksite inspection before starting work, go a long way to avoiding these accidents. Scissor lift safety tips. Vancouver scissor lift training.
April 28, 2016 is the National Day of Mourning for workers who died on the job. This may be something you don’t like to think about, but it is a very good reminder of why we all need to work safe, every day everywhere every second. WorkSafeBC resources on this are available here.
Best wishes to all our readers for a happy safe Christmas. Let’s make 2016 a safer year for all forklift and aerial lift operators. We were looking for images of Santa on a forklift but they are all unsafe – no seat belts, forks up, tall loads not driving in reverse, lifting elves on pallets […]
An Ontario construction company and two supervisors were fined a total of $133,000 last week in an accident that caused the death of one worker and serious injury to another. Basically the scissor lift the workers were using to insulate overhead water pipes in a bus garage was knocked over by an overhead door when […]
Every year WorkSafeBC runs a competition for young students to produce a safety video. We really liked this one – it is a short but effective skit on a young worker being asked to use an aerial lift. This is how NOT to do it. Employers, please don’t just show them how to press the […]
A Kansas painter died this week when a scissor lift that he was working on fell over. All we know is that two painters were working on the lift at a height of about 25 feet, as the lift tipped over one painter fell and landed on a truck. A portion of the scissor lift […]
2014 still saw too many unnecessary forklift and aerial lift accidents. Make 2015 safer by training your operators, supervising your operators and constantly reinforcing the need to drive safely. Many accidents involve lack of training, lack of supervision, careless operators or careless pedestrians. Don’t let this happen in your workplace.