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:
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.