Don’t fool around with forklifts

This is a real WorkSafeBC incident report: “Three workers entered a work yard as a forklift operator was loading a semi-trailer. The three workers communicated to the forklift operator that they were all in a safe position but one worker snuck up behind the forklift to scare the operator. The forklift was in reverse, and […]

Forklift safety – look at the big picture

Employers, forklift operators, co-workers please remember that forklift safety is everybody’s responsibility, as summarized in the regulations. ¬†This means that operator training should be part of a larger comprehensive lift truck safety program that includes ongoing¬†identification and prompt correction of hazardous situations; as well as¬†monitoring and supervision to ensure that lift trucks are operated in […]