Forklift Safety Guideline

If you have a forklift on your property, keep the following points in mind. If you honestly respond “no” to all of them, you should think about it for the sake of your drivers and anybody accessing the forklift travel zone. I strongly suggest you to visit source article to learn more about this.

1) Isolated forklift working area from pedestrians

2) Walls prevent pedestrian entry to forklift job areas.

3) Clearly defined and provided pedestrian walkways

4) Signals that a forklift is in use

5) All blind spots have mirrors for cars and pedestrians.

6) Changes to the office working routine for forklift use is reported to ALL impacted workers.

7) At this location, a forklift and tyres that are safe for use on all operating surfaces are needed.

8) Forklift seatbelt installed and used

9) The seat is in excellent condition.

10) The forklift is serviced on a daily basis.

11) Every year, the forklift is tested and approved.

12) A forklift that is the right size for the job

13) The load map on the forklift is readable.

14) The load map is understood by the operators.

15) A load map shows the maximum load capacity for various attachments and is graded for each.

16) Forklift with properly functioning alarm systems (horn works, turn signal and brake and reverse lights work, reversing beeper)

17) The forklift is equipped with a properly functioning speed control system.

18) The forklift is equipped with an overhead enclosure.

19) Forklift operators must have a valid operating licence.

20) In the presence of an authorised official, uncertified forklift operators are directly monitored.

21) Drivers of forklifts obey speed limits and warning signals.

22) Forklift operators undergo proper preparation and guidance on all forklift types currently in use, as well as occupational risks and secure job procedures.

23) Forklift operators are aware that any machinery failure or forklift injuries must be recorded.

24) At the start of each move, use a pre-test checklist