Forklift operators need to have excellent eyesight. They have to stack on high racks, spot pedestrians and other vehicles in their path and constantly judge clearances. So if your eyes are not great don’t drive a forklift. If you need glasses to drive your car then use them on the forklift. If your baseball cap obscures your vision, wear it backwards or take it off. If you have plywood or non-transparent material on the overhead guard, remove it. If you are driving in low visibility use your lights. These are simple steps to take that may avoid you hitting something or someone. It’s what you don’t see that you may collide with.
Forklift safety comes down to training and supervision. You can’t expect an untrained operator to drive safely, and even after professional training operators need to be supervised on an ongoing basis. Employers are responsible for ensuring operators have the right training.Read more
2018 again saw too many forklift accidents, from tip-overs to collisions with pedestrians and damaged products or racking throughout BC. The best way employers can minimize accidents is to make sure operators have been properly trained. Don’t become a statistic in 2019, get professional on-site training.Read more
This is a classic example of a badly parked forklift. Forks are a serious tripping hazard for everybody. You an easily break your ankle or be cut by incorrectly positioned fork tips. All forklift training programs must cover correct parking and shutdown procedures. And guess who most often falls over the forks – the operator! […]Read more