Often forklift operation requires a spotter. If you are the equipment operator never move if you lose sight of your spotter. Many accidents involve the spotter being injured or killed by the very equipment they are trying to assist.
OSHA has some good tips on being a spotter and using a spotter:
Train your forklift operators and train your spotters.
VanIsle Forklift is now providing onsite training for both forklift and aerial lift on Vancouver Island. Call 250-889-2074 to schedule today.
WorkSafeBC have a handy checklist available for employers that highlights some of the key issues for forklift safety in the workplace. We encourage our clients to take a look. https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/information-sheets/employer-responsibilities-lift-truck-safety?lang=en
Why do we need recertification training to drive a forklift? Humans forget and become complacent. That’s why refresher training for forklift operators is a must. We are now booking our Spring schedule for on-site training from Nanaimo to Campbell River.