Time and time again we see forklift operators unable to see where they are going because of a tall load. The rules are clear – if you can’t see travel in reverse, but look where you are going. If you can’t travel in reverse use a spotter – but make sure you can see the […]
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 inquest in Ireland heard recently how a young woman died last year after the steel loaded forklift she was driving tipped over and crushed her. She was helping out at the family scaffolding business. Her Father said she had driven a forklift in Australia and he had seen her drive so knew she was capable. The safety […]
Manufacturers are installing more and more safety gadgets on mobile equipment – which is a good thing. But . . . at the end of the day the most important safety feature on the machine is the operator. The operator is responsible for the safe operation of the forklift at all times. All the bells […]
173 BC workers died on the job in 2014. April 28 2015 is the day to remember them. For more information visit WorkSafeBC Day of Mourning. It is a reminder to us all to work safe – whether we drive forklifts, aerial lifts, or work near any mobile equipment. It is also important to remember everybody […]
Just for fun – is Santa’s sleigh an ATV – should he wear a seat belt and a hard hat? Are the reindeer humanely cared for? Does Santa use proper lifting techniques for those heavy bags of toys? Here’s wishing all our readers a safe and Merry Christmas.
On October 20, 2011 British Columbia is holding a shake out – this is an earthquake preparedness exercise. For those of us who work in warehouses, this is a good reminder to check on what you should do in the event of an earthquake in your workplace. Badly stacked racks, racks not bolted to the […]
I love it when you get a class with some crusty old operator who thinks they can learn nothing new – these are often the ones who learnt to operate before training was required, who have picked up lots of bad habits along the way and who will, guaranteed, learn something they did not already […]