Yes, they do. Powered pallet trucks are classified as a Class 3 forklift and, like all mobile equipment, operator training is required. This training should include providing operators with both theory and practical training. They might look simple to use but accidents with this equipment are very common. These range from minor injuries to feet and ankles to major accidents involving serious injuries. Most common causes? Lack of operator training and speed. Ask us for a training quote.
Reported incidents with forklifts in BC in the last 6 months include fractures, internal injuries, crushing and bruising. Often it is not the operator but a pedestrian who is injured. Employers please remember just training the operators is not enough, you must also ensure you systematically supervise safe operation and all that entails. Identifying and […]Read more
Forklift safety comes down to training and supervision. You can’t expect an untrained operator to drive safely, and even after professional training operators need to be supervised on an ongoing basis. Employers are responsible for ensuring operators have the right training.Read more