Is training necessary on powered stackers?

Sometimes because you don’t ride on them and they appear easy to use, people think no training is required on a powered stacker. Wrong – powered stackers are considered Class 3 forklifts and the very fact that they are powered means training is essential for safe operation. The most common accidents with this type of equipment involve feet and ankles of the operator or pedestrians and collisions with obstacles or other equipment.

If you use this type of machine, be sure you are properly trained – a compliant training course should include theory and practical training, covering all aspects of operation – safe travelling, lifting and load handling, steering, braking and lots more.

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