Driving a forklift outdoors in the summer can make you really hot. There is no air con, and if your overhead guard has a plexiglass cover you feel like you are in greenhouse, plus the engine is right under your butt. Employers make sure you give these drivers a break. Heat exhaustion leads to accidents. WorkSafeBC tips on heat stress.
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=enRead more