Excessive speed is one of the major causes of forklift accidents.
Why? Forklifts are heavier than most cars, carry heavy loads, turn very sharply and can easily become unstable, work in tight spaces near people, sometimes on slippery surfaces, and take longer to stop than a car.
The right speed is one that will ensure a controlled stop at all times. This means operators must look and plan ahead, and constantly be alert to changing conditions.
To ensure forklift operators at your Vancouver business drive safely, get them trained.