FORKLIFTS: UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS!
Forklifts are useful pieces of equipment found in many workplaces, but without the knowledge to use them properly they can also be some of the most dangerous. Whether a worker is operating the vehicle, or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, forklift incidents can cause serious harm. Every year forklifts cause an estimated 35,000 serious injuries and almost 100 deaths.
Forklifts: Understanding The Risks describes the common hazards of operating forklifts. It reviews the importance of understanding how to correctly operate forklifts, factors that can lead to incidents, and the importance of inspecting vehicles before and during operation.
Common Hazards of Forklift Operations
- Common Work Environmental Hazards
- Common Operational Hazards
- Forklift Handling
- Basic Controls
- Instrument Panel
- Pre-Operational Inspection
- Operational Inspection
- Operating a Forklift Safely
- Properly Maneuvering a Forklift