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 the worker’s foot was run over. The worker was attended to by a Level 2 first aid attendant and then transported to hospital by ambulance.”
Don’t fool around with forklifts, these are not toys. The average 5,000 lb capacity forklift weights almost 10,000 lbs.
Get professional forklift operator training for your employees.