I love it when you get a class with some crusty old operator who thinks they can learn nothing new – these are often the ones who learnt to operate before training was required, who have picked up lots of bad habits along the way and who will, guaranteed, learn something they did not already know!
Time and time again we see forklift operators unable to see where they are going because of a tall load. The rules are clear – if you can’t see travel in reverse, but look where you are going. If you can’t travel in reverse use a spotter – but make sure you can see the […]Read more
Best wishes to all our readers for a happy safe Christmas. Let’s make 2016 a safer year for all forklift and aerial lift operators. We were looking for images of Santa on a forklift but they are all unsafe – no seat belts, forks up, tall loads not driving in reverse, lifting elves on pallets […]Read more
An inquest in Ireland heard recently how a young woman died last year after the steel loaded forklift she was driving tipped over and crushed her. She was helping out at the family scaffolding business. Her Father said she had driven a forklift in Australia and he had seen her drive so knew she was capable. The safety […]Read more