Forklifts and seat belts

The seat belt on your forklift is there for your safety.  Why wouldn’t you wear it?  Here are some of the excuses we hear all the time: it takes too long, I am on and off the machine all day, I think it is dangerous, I will never tip my forklift, I have never needed it . . . and on and on.

Let’s make it clear – the seat belt is designed to keep you from being thrown from the cab in a tip over, or worse still panicking and jumping out.  This WorkSafeBC clip illustrates its purpose very well:

Stay in the cab stay alive

Wear it.  If you never need it that’s great, but if your machine does tip you won’t have time to think about it then.