Check behind your forklift

Before backing up your forklift check behind you – shoulder check both sides.  Don’t just glance, take a good look.  This is one of the top ten safety actions that operators often forget.  It’s easy to do, you are concentrating on your load, you are in a hurry or you just don’t look properly.  That failure may cause a serious pedestrian injury, or collision with another vehicle.

The forklift is hard and heavy, it can do a lot of damage.  Looking after you start moving may be too late.