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Helpful tips for operating your forklifts safely

Apr 23rd 2015 at 1:44 AM

Below you can see some simple tips to follow in order to operate the forklifts safely. You can use them easily during your work.

1. All the operators must be well-trained

Operating forklifts should only be done by stuff that has been trained as it should be and have a license to operate this equipment.

2. Operators should wear appropriate clothing.

You need to be sure that operators wear the appropriate safety work cloths that. Your work wear must be rationally fitted because any part clothing can get caught on machinery.

3. Check up equipment before use

Operators should do a schedule check of the equipment before operating them. If any problems exist, they should be notified and the forklift should not be operated in any case.

4. Starting up the forklift

For safety reasons it’s important to use the steps and hand grabs to seat in the forklift in the approved manner. Before starting operating of the forklifts it’s important to ensure that all the equipment’s controls are in your reach and your seat position and mirrors are regulated to the operator’s needs.

5. Think about the surrounding background

The time you are operating a forklift you must pay attention and follow any work site rules and guiding principles. But the operator must observe all the signs. He should be aware of the height of the load and overhead protector of the forklift when coming into or leaving buildings. Do not operate on bridge covers, by the time you are sure they can carry the weight of the forklift and load.

6. Drive at a safe speed

Never carry on past the speed maximum value. Take angles and any turns little by little to minimize risk of flipping. Make all changes in your direction or any stops slowly and unhurriedly.

8. Make sure that your load is steady and secure

Check your loads carefully before moving them for steadiness and harm. Check for any objects above your head before lifting or maintaining loads. But remember not to lift or move loads that are not protected or firm. Ensure that loads are correctly loaded up and positioned across both forks. Always use securing measures.

9. Ensure you have clear vision

Operate the forklift in overturn when it improves vision; apart from when moving up slopes. It is very important to be sure you can see the whole racking obviously in which you are placing your load. If visibility is poor enough do not continue your driving; in some conditions you may need a guard assistant to help you.

10. Forklifts are just for carrying loads

Operators must not let other people to ride on the tools unless another place is fitted carefully to the forklift for a second person. If this person has to be lifted, use only a firmly put together work platform and follow the suitable operating instructions.



Donald Young, certified operating technician describes the tips to follow for safely operation of Aisle Master forklifts in order to make your work more interesting and secure.

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