Forklifts and pedestrian safety

Thousands of pedestrians are injured by forklifts every year.  Ideally pedestrians and forklifts should not be sharing the same space, but in the real working world it is not always possible to separate them.  So what can an employer do?

Train the forklift operators and educate the pedestrians.  Although pedestrians have the right of way they should never take the right of way unless they know the forklift operator has seen them, acknowledged them and is going to stop to let them pass.

Forklifts are very heavy and operators have limited visibility, so people and forklifts are never a good mix.